Search on for Narayan Sai; aide arrested, Bihar ashram raided

Last Updated: Friday, October 18, 2013 - 16:40

Zee Media Bureau/Himanshu Kapoor

Surat: An ashram in Bihar`s Darbhanga district was raided on Friday by the Gujarat Police in search of self-styled godman Asaram`s absconding son Narayan Sai who is booked in sexual assault case.

The raid was carried by a three-member team of Gujarat Police with the assistance of Bihar Police but couldn`t find him.

Narayan Sai`s aide Dharmesh on Friday was arrested by Delhi Police for allegedly helping him abscond the law. The aide will be produced to a Delhi court and will be taken to Gujarat by the Gujarat Police

Dharmesh was nabbed in Delhi in a joint operation by the Delhi and Gujarat Police.

Also, a local court here on Friday will be hearing the bail plea of Sai in a sexual assault case by two sisters against the father-son duo.

Look-out notice has been issued for Sai. Earlier, Surat Commissioner of Police Rakesh Asthana said that the police will move court for a non-bailable warrant against Sai. Asthana also said that Sai is still in India but is constantly on the move.

Giving two days time to the prosecution to present their argument, Additional sessions judge PP Shah on October 15 adjourned the anticipatory bail plea of Sai.
While the elder sister has accused Asaram of repeated sexual assault when she was living at his Ahmedabad ashram during 1997 to 2006, the younger sister has accused Narayan Sai of same offence when she was living at Asaram`s ashram here between 2002 and 2005.
Both Asaram and Sai have moved the Gujarat High Court to get the complaints by the sisters quashed. Meanwhile, Asaram’s four-day judicial custody will end tomorrow.

First Published: Friday, October 18, 2013 - 08:45
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