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Rajasthan cops probe into sexual assault case against Asaram

Chhindwara (MP), Aug 26 , 2013 (PTI) 18:16 IST
 Asaram Bapu addresses a press conference regarding the sexual assault case against him, in his Ashram at Motera, Ahmedabad on Friday. PTI Photo

A police team from Jodhpur, camping here in connection with the charge of sexual abuse against controversial self styled godman Asaram Bapu, has been investigating various angles of the case including who sent the minor girl was to Jodhpur ashram.


The 16-year-old was studying at Asaram's Chhindwara gurukul before she was sent to Jodhpur ashram where the alleged incident took place, police said today.

The police team comprising Inspector of Dakia Bagh (Jodhpur west) Police Station, Satyaprakash and Women's Cell In-charge, Mukta Parikh arrived here yesterday to probe the case, specially who sent the 16-year-old to Jodhpur ashram.

They are also verifying aspects like duration of the girl's stay in Chhindwara gurukul, her behaviour with other inmates, the type of ailment she was reportedly suffering from and why she was singled out while others were given medical care, sources said.

The team is also questioning the manager of Chhindwara gurukul, hostel warden and the main caretaker of Asaram, who was present at Manai ashram with the self-styled godman on August 15, when the alleged sexual assault took place there.

The minor girl's brother, a class X student, was also interrogated and later handed over to his parents, sources said, adding her father is also accompanying the team.
Asaram, who was booked for allegedly sexually abusing the teenager in a Jodhpur ashram, arrived in Indore on Saturday for spending time in 'solitude'. His spokesman has denied the charges.

Meanwhile, activists of Dharamyuddh Sena burnt an effigy of the spiritual guru in protest while members of the Gondwana Gantantra Party have submitted a memorandum to the district administration seeking closure of Asaram's ashram in Chhindwara.

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 (POCSO) and sections 23 and 26 of the Juvenile Justice Act.

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