The women, in a trance of devotion, comply. The camera goes on
to capture ruthless exploitation of these women, often with the
promise that they will be blessed with children. Sadly enough, in
some cases, the husbands of these hapless women are passive accomplices
in the lurid acts involving these devious sadhus, an official statement
from India TV says.
"We have pictures of sadhus indulging themselves in various
temples of Gujarat," an India TV spokesperson said, adding,
"It is with a sense of deep anguish and pain that we are unveiling
these exclusive CDs."
The spokesperson did not detail the exact modus operandi adopted
in this sensational sting operation. "It took us detailed and
painstaking efforts over the last one year to research this sad
and depressing state of affairs," the spokesperson added.
Gujarat police sleuths have used the CDs available with India TV
to swoop down on people concerned.
The India TV statement also added that the channel is assuring
that every effort is being made to ensure that adequate confidentiality
is maintained about the identities of the victims. Also, strict
standards and procedures (S&P) norms were promised in the editing
and masking of explicit sexual content within these CDs.
India TV has also assured that it has no intention to cause harm
to rightful activities of the particular religious sect.