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The News Minute | December 5, 2014 | 19.58 pm IST An FIR has been lodged against astrologer Sachidananda Babu in the Nelamangala Town police station for his recent alleged rape predictions on women and threatening to kill an individual. Bhaskar Prasad, the President of Dalit Sanghatane Sangha, alleges that the astrologer threatened to kill him for his Facebook posts and for voicing out against him. The astrologer has been booked under 506 (criminal intimidation), 505(b) (intent to cause fear/alarm in the public) of the Indian Penal code and also under the dalit atrocity Act, sources told The News Minute. All the sections are cognisable offences and therefore non-bailable. Read: Sensationalist claim by astrologer? Predicts likelihood of rape of women, by whom and where Prasad claims that the astrologer filed a false case under section 66(b) (sending offensive messages through communication service) in the Rajarajeshwarinagar police station which led to the chain of events. Sub-inspector Sandeep has confirmed receiving a complaint on Friday afternoon and has said that the issue will be transferred to the DSP for the purpose of investigation and based on the report, a decision on arrest would be made.
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