New Delhi, Jan 3: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered three cases against self-styled godman Virendra Dev Dixit after several girls, allegedly sexually assaulted and kept under illegal confinement at his ashram in Rohini, were rescued in December 2017. Also Read - PNB Scam Case: After Nirav Modi Loses Legal Fight, India Says Will Liaise With UK For His Early Extradition | Key Points

Earlier the Delhi High Court had directed the CBI to trace the whereabouts of the founder the north Delhi-based ashram. The court also sought a report from the Child Welfare Committee (CWC) on the age verification tests it will carry out on 41 girls rescued from the Rohini ashram. Also Read - CBI Summons TMC Leader Abhishek Banerjee's Wife in Coal Smuggling Case Weeks Ahead of Bengal Polls

In December, the Delhi police continued raids at the godman’s Adhyatmik Vishwa Vidyalaya ashram in Rohini for days. As many as 41 girls were rescued. Dixit allegedly kept women and girls confined like animals in a cage. (Also Read: Rape Convict Ram Rahim Getting VIP Treatment in Jail? Prisoner Out on Bail Makes Shocking Revelations) Also Read - CBI Arrests ED Employee For Posing As Enforcement Officer, Seeking Bribe

According to reports, Dixit is an ardent devotee of Lord Krishna and obsessed with the idea of having 16,000 women companions with him. (Also Read: No Fan, Coffee for Honeypreet in Police Lock-up)

If reports are to be believed, Dixit used to force the parents of the girls sign a stamp paper stating that they handing over their child to the ashram by their own will. Parents were also asked to donate huge sums to the ashram for ‘upkeep’ of their daughters. The girls were then brought to the ashram where they were sexually exploited.