Zee Media Bureau
Ahmedabad: A Gujarat court on Wednesday rejected the bail plea of self-styled godman Asaram Bapu, currently lodged in prison on charges of sexually assaulting a minor.
Asaram had on October 24 moved the sessions court in Gandhinagar for regular bail on grounds of delay in filing of FIR in connection with another sexual assault case lodged by two Surat-based sisters against him and son Narayan Sai.
Asaram was brought to Gujarat earlier this month on a transit remand from Jodhpur. Thereafter, the 72-year-old was quizzed extensively by Ahmedabad Police during the seven-day remand granted by a Magisterial Court in Gandhinagar. He was later taken back to Jodhpur.
A Special Investigation Team (SIT) of Ahmedabad police is probing the sexual assault case filed against Asaram.
The elder of the two sisters had accused Asaram of sexually assaulting her between 1997 and 2006 when she had been living in his ashram on the outskirts of Ahmedabad.
The younger one had filed a complaint against Sai, who is absconding, accusing him of repeated sexual assault between 2002 and 2005 when she was living in Surat ashram.
(With PTI inputs)