Bigg Boss season 10 contestant Swami Om arrested by Delhi Police on nine-year-old theft charge
NEW DELHI: Controversial self-styled godman Swami Om was arrested by the Delhi Police on Wednesday, 9 August, on charges of theft. The case dates back to a complaint filed by Om's brother over nine years ago. Om's brother had accused the former Bigg Boss contestant of stealing bicycles along with some documents, the police said.
Om, real name Vinodanand Jha, was declared a proclaimed offender by the Saket Court in Delhi last year in the case, the police said.
In November 2008, an FIR was registered at Lodhi Colony police station against him on a complaint by his younger brother Pramod Jha.
Pramod had accused him of breaking the lock of his bicycle shop in Lodhi Colony along with three men and stealing 11 bicycles, expensive spare parts, a sales deed for a house and other important documents, a police officer said.
Last year, a non-bailable warrant was issued against him by the Saket court which subsequently declared him a proclaimed offender in the case.
The godman was hiding in a house in northeast Delhi's Bhajanpura and was arrested by a joint team of Lodhi Colony police station and Inter-State Cell of Crime Branch, the officer added.