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Surat: Bail plea of Asaram's son Narayan Sai to be heard today

Surat: Bail plea of Asaram's son Narayan Sai to be heard today

Asaram and his son Narayan Sai are being probed in connection with a sexual assault case in Surat.

Surat: The hearing on the anticipatory bail plea of self-styled godman Asaram's son Narayan Sai will come up on Thursday. Asaram and his son are being probed in connection with a sexual assault case in Surat.

Sai had filed for an anticipatory bail in a Surat court on Tuesday which was adjourned after the prosecution sought time to submit a detailed reply on it.

Earlier on Wednesday, a joint team of Surat and Delhi police conducted raids across the city to gather evidence against Narayan Sai. The joint team conducted raids at Asaram's ashrams at Rohini, Najafgarh, Jafarpur Kalan and on Ridge Road. The sexual assault complaint against Asaram and Sai was filed at Jehangirpura police station in Surat.

According to police sources, the team from Surat landed in the Delhi after tracing Sai's location to the city while intercepting his mobile phone locations. Police, however, could not make any headway in finding out

the whereabouts of Sai, who they said was frequently changing his location. There are apprehensions that he might have slipped into Haryana from Delhi.

Sources said Sai has been frequently switching his SIM cards and mobile phones. He has so far changed around 17 SIM cards and mobile phones, sources added.

Surat police had recently registered two complaints one against Asaram, the other against Sai of rape, sexual assault, illegal confinement and other charges as alleged by the two sisters.

The younger of the two sisters has filed the complaint against Sai, accusing him of repeated sexual assault between 2002 and 2005, when she was living at the Surat ashram.

The elder sister, in her complaint against Asaram, has accused him of repeated sexual assault between 1997 and 2006 during the time she was living at his ashram on the outskirts of Ahmedabad.

Asaram, 72, was brought to Ahmedabad on Monday evening on a transit remand from a court in Jodhpur, where he was lodged in a jail since August in another sexual assault case.

A magisterial court in Gandhinagar on Tuesday remanded Asaram in four-days' police custody.

(With additional inputs from PTI)

first published:October 17, 2013, 10:14 IST
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