Thursday, May 10, 2012

4 ISKCON members booked on sodomy case

NEW DELHI: Four persons, including a governing body commissioner of Iskcon (International Society for Krishna Consciousness), have been booked on the complaint of a priest who has accused another priest of sodomizing him. While Iskcon termed the allegations false, the complainant alleged that senior society officials took no action on his complaint to them.
In the FIR (TOI has a copy), the complainant has alleged that the other priest tried to have unnatural sex with him on the night of February 15, but he did not press charges after the temple maharaj intervened. However, on April 8, the other priest sodomized him in Kurukshetra. "I sent a brief to the governing body but no action has been taken," the FIR states.

Iskcon temple representatives dismissed the allegations. Brajendra Nandan Das, director, Iskcon, termed the allegations baseless. The police have registered a case under Section 377 (unnatural offences, voluntarily having carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any man, woman or animal) and 511 (punishment for attempting to commit offences punishable with imprisonment for life or other imprisonment) of the IPC, a cop said.

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