Asaram Bapu's judicial custody ends, police to file chargesheet

Asaram Bapu was brought to Ahmedabad to question him in connection with the sexual assault case filed against him and his son Narayan Sai by two sisters from Surat.

JODHPUR: The judicial custody of Asaram Bapu, accused of sexually assaulting a minor at his ashram, ended on Wednesday. The Rajasthan police will file a chargesheet against the godman in the sessions court, Zee News reports.
 
A Jodhpur sessions court had earlier extended the judicial custody of Asaram till November 6.
 
Four accomplices of Asaram were also sent to judicial custody.
 
Asaram Bapu was brought to Ahmedabad by the Gujarat Police to question him in connection with the sexual assault case filed against him and his son Narayan Sai by two sisters from Surat.
 
According to the FIR, Asaram raped the elder sister at Ahmedabad ashram and his son raped the younger one in Surat between 2002-04.
 
Asaram, 72, was arrested on September 1 on allegations of sexual assault on a minor at his ashram in Jodhpur.
 
Asaram has been booked under Sections 376, 342, 506 and 509 of the IPC, Section 8 of the Prevention of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) and Sections 23 and 26 of the Juvenile Justice Act. (With inputs from ANI)