Osho will: Bombay HC raps Pune police for slow probe


Mumbai: Hitting out at the Pune police’s lackadaisical approach in the ‘fake’ will case of spiritual guru Osho Rajneesh, the Bombay high court on Wednesday directed the deputy commissioner of police to supervise the investigation in the matter.  Osho died in 1990. 

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Yogesh Thakker, who claims to be a disciple of Osho guru Rajneesh since 1979, alleged in his PIL that the spiritual guru’s signature was forged in his will by the trustees of the Osho International Foundation.

According to Thakker, the trustees allegedly transferred money from the trust to private companies owned by them. In 2012, Thakker wrote a letter to Pune police commissioner following which an FIR was lodged against the trustees in 2013, but so far no progress has been made.

Following this, Thakker approached the high court seeking transfer of the case to the CBI. A division bench of justices N H Patil and P D Naik was yesterday informed by the police that in 2014, the will in dispute was sent to handwriting experts for verification but the report is yet to be received.