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Who is Haryana’s ‘godman’ Jalebi Baba, sent to jail for 14 years

The alleged baba used drugs as well as raped women who came to him seeking support and advice of some kind. He used to document the activities and then threaten to publish the clips available to the public to victimize them for money.

Pritinanda Behera

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New Delhi: After his detention of alleged rape of numerous women, a court in Haryana’s Fatehabad indicted self-styled godman Jalebi Baba to 14 years in prison.

According to reports, Jalebi Baba used to drug women and afterward rape them, while he would also film the act. Up to 120 people were the victims, as per the records.

Jalebi Baba was accused under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses Act (POCSO), the Indian Penal Code (IPC), and the IT Act.

Who is Haryana’s ‘godman’ Jalebi Baba?

Jalebi Baba, 63, is a self-proclaimed godman from Haryana’s Tohana town in Fatehabad district.

One of his aliases is Jalebi Baba. His real identity is Amarveer. He is also often referred to as Amarpuri and Billu Ram.

According to the sources, Jalebi Baba is primarily from Punjab’s Mansa district and reached Fatehabad at the young age of 18 to sell jalebis, which is where he received his nickname.

Jalebi Baba rose to prominence as a Tantrik, claiming to cast out ghosts and provide magical cures. The majority of his believers were female.

How ‘Jalebi Baba’ hoodwinked women?

According to the reports, the very first case against Jalebi Baba arose in 2018 when the wife of one of his friends claimed that he had sexually assaulted her in a temple.

Jalebi Baba was arrested and charged earlier this month after indictments began in 2018.

The alleged baba used drugs as well as raped women who came to him seeking support and advice of some kind. He used to document the activities and then threaten to publish the clips available to the public to victimize them for money.

After signing up the case, the police investigated his home and recovered some psychoactive pills, a VCR, and ash, which has been allegedly used to dupe women into believing they were receiving mystical treatment. The police have also recovered 120 such obscene video clips.

He has already been imprisoned for the past 4.5 years and will remain imprisoned for the next nine and a half years. In the Arms Act, the alleged Baba was indicted. Other aspects of the judgment will become clear after viewing a copy of the order.

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