Bribe conspiracy: Narayan Sai takes voice spectrography test

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - 00:08

Ahmedabad: Self-styled godman Asaram Bapu`s son Narayan Sai was Monday subjected to a voice-matching test in connection with a case in which he is accused of hatching a plan to bribe cops and judicial officers
so as to weaken the rape case lodged against him by a Surat-based woman.

The test was conducted at the Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) in Gandhinagar.

"Narayan Sai was taken to the FSL where he willingly underwent voice spectrography test," said DCP (Crime), Surat, Shobha Bhutada.

The spectrographic voice identification test entails recording of sample voice of the concerned person (accused) and matching it with the voice which is already recorded or taped. The wavelengths and frequency of both the voices are studied thoroughly and analysed.

"The results of the voice spectrography test would prove to be a vital evidence in this (bribe conspiracy) case. Additionally, they will help to establish with whom Sai was in touch with while he was absconding (in connection with the rape case)," police said.

Sai, accused of repeatedly raping a young woman inmate of Surat ashram between 2002 and 2005, is in police remand till January 1 for allegedly hatching a conspiracy to offer bribe to policemen and even judicial officers to make the case less stringent. Six persons, including a police sub-inspector, were arrested earlier this month, in this connection.
Sai, who was evading arrest for nearly two months, was apprehended from Delhi-Haryana border on December 4.

Two sisters from Surat had lodged separate complaints against Sai and Asaram, accusing them of rape and illegal confinement, among other charges.

Sai was booked under various IPC sections of rape, unnatural sex, molestation, wrongful confinement, unlawful assembly, rioting and criminal intimidation on the complaint of the younger sister.

Asaram (72) is currently lodged in a Rajasthan jail in connection with alleged sexual assault of a minor girl at his ashram in Jodhpur.

PTI

First Published: Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - 00:08

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