It has now transpired that the sex trader Icchadhari Swami Bhimanand alias Shiv Murat Dwivedi, while being taken to Saket police station after being nabbed with call girls, offered Delhi policemen Rs one crore in cash and the services of call girls in return for husing up the cases completely from the media, reports the Hindi newspaper Jagaran.
The newspaper report said, when police officials severely reprimanded the sex trader baba for offering money and women, the baba fell at their feet and apologized. He begged them to slap more cases on him, but help him by keeping the media away from the case.
Bhimanand feared that if the can of worms spilled in the media, his patrons would keep away from him and that would be the end of the road for his business.
Police sources said, on February 25, as the baba along with the call girls were brought to Saket police station, the sex workers sized up the situation and offered their ‘services' to policemen.
Bhimanand has reportedly told his close aides that some non-Congress leaders were behind this expose, because he was trying to get a Congress ticket from his hometown Chitrakoot.
The baba protests innocence saying he has done no wrong and he expects justice from the law. He says, he has been getting threats from jealous elements since a long time but was ignoring those threats.
The baba says he had got the plot for free, where he built a temple with donation money in Khanpur in South Delhi. He says he had only built an ashram on his paternal land in his home village Chamrauha near Chitrakoot, and there was no plan for building any hospital.
The baba refused to answer pointed questions relating to the call girls who were nabbed with him.
The six call girls arrested with Bhimanand include four air hostesses, a student of Delhi's Gargi college, and an MBA student from Symbiosis, Pune.
According to these girls, one of them wanted money from the sex trade to build up a portfolio to become a model. Among the air hostesses, one had left a job and had appeared for a job interview. Another air hostess was to join an airlines after 15 days, and in the meanwhile was trying to earn money from the sex trade.