Asaram Babu arrested over rape charges

Asaram Babu arrested over rape charges

Asaram Babu arrested over rape charges

 Spiritual guru Asaram Babu was arrested here late Saturday night by Jodhpur police over allegation of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl in his ashram, official sources said.

"He has been arrested," a senior police official told IANS.

Asaram was arrested after lengthy questioning in his ashram here, sources said, adding that he would be taken to Jodhpur.

The 72-year-old has been booked under various sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act and the Indian Penal Code. Earlier, a look-out circular was also issued against him to prevent any attempt by him to leave the country.

He faced arrest after a 16-year-old girl lodged a complaint with police Aug 20, accusing him of sexually assaulting her at his Jodhpur ashram.

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