'I recorded encounters with my disciples'
MALEGAON, India blast mastermind Swamy Dayanand Pandey used to sexually exploit his female desciples, investigations have revealed.
Pandey, a married man with two children who lives in Kanpur, already confessed to investigations that he had installed a hiddenn camera in his ashram (commune) room to record sexual encounter with his disciples without their knowledge. He would then convert them into CDs.
Though Pandey Claims that the records were for his personal use, police found that he used to watch them with close friends frequently. The ATS (Anti Terror Squad) even recorded a couple of films stored in Pandey's laptop to use it as evidence against him.
Pandey said that he had a large female following and some of the exploited victims were widows who had come to him, seeking solace. He said he never forced them to a relationship but managed it through his charm.
"I used to have a relationship with disciples who agreed to it," pandey reportedly told the police.
He also confessed that there were four to five disciples with whom he used to have a physical relationship regularly but did not remember the exact number he had exploited so far, police said.