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Woman arrested for running ‘fake’ ashram for unmarried girls in Odisha


Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bolangir, June 3:

Bolangir police has detained ‘Brahmakumari’ Premlata Jena for illegally running an ashram in the name of a widely respected spiritual order even after she was suspended in 2004 by its authorities.

Pratima Sahoo -Md Mansha
Pratima Sahoo -Md Mansha

Premlata is also under police scanner in the case pertaining to Bolangir girl Pratima Sahoo marrying a Pakistani national a few days back. Pratima was staying in the ashram run by Premlata before she landed up in Pakistan.

Sources said the investigators also seized her passport and Pakistani visa in which there is a seal of permission for her to land in Pakistani city Layyah.

Police has detained Premlata after Brahmakumari Usha, head of Bolangir branch of the organisation based at Laltickra here complained before the police that Premalata has been running the ashram illegally.

Brahmakumari Usha submitted papers to the police showing Premlata was suspended from the religious body in 2004 due to her involvement in immoral activities.

“We have registered another case against Premlata on the basis of the papers submitted by Brahmakumari Usha”, said Tariq Ahmad, IIC of Bolangir Town police station

It may be recalled here that a fortnight ago, Pratima went to Layyah on a 90-day tourist visa, converted to Islam and got married to Muhammad Mansha, a Pakistani national in a local mosque.