Sexual assault case: Asaram sent to police custody

According to the FIR, Asaram raped the elder sister at Ahmedabad ashram and his son raped the younger one.

AHMEDABAD: Self-proclaimed godman Asaram Bapu has been sent to police custody till October 19 in connection with the sexual assault case filed against him and his son Narayan Sai by two sisters from Surat.

A Gandhinagar court on Tuesday sent Asaram into the custody of the Gujarat police for 4 more days, till Oct 19.

The state police had earlier obtained a transfer warrant from a court for Asaram's custody.

Meanwhile, Narayan Sai continues to evade police despite summons and look out notices issued against him by the Surat police.

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 and Sections 23 and 26 of the Juvenile Justice Act.

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