New Delhi: The Head priest, along with another priest, of the Ram Tirath Temple in Amritsar, Punjab, was on Tuesday arrested during a police raid for repeatedly raping two women kept in illegal confinement. Also Read - Migrant Workers Allegedly Loot Four Cartons of Snacks Meant For Shramik Trains at Old Delhi Railway Station
According to police reports, the incident came to light when a member of the PC Commission lodged a complaint alleging the same. The priests had kept the two women in illegal captivity inside the temple premises. Also Read - Shehnaaz Gill's Father Santokh Sukh Claims he is Innocent, Says 'Will Accept Being Hanged if Found 1% Guilty'
Taking cognisance, the Amritsar Police dispatched a team headed by SP Amandeep Kaur and DSP Gurpartap Singh Sahota to conduct a search and rescue the victims. Also Read - Shehnaaz Gill's Father Santokh Sukh Breaks Silence on Rape Allegations Against Him, Says 'Woman Used to Call me Brother'
A case was registered later for rape and illegal detention under Sections 376, 346, 379, 509/34 of the IPC on the basis of the women’s complaints. Further interrogation is being conducted and more details on the confinement are awaited.