Finally, Narayan Sai runs out of luck

Luck and calculated risk turned against Narayan Sai on Tuesday after he decided on Monday to come to the Capital during Assembly elections to sign some legal documents.

“I was coming to Delhi with a hope that during the Assembly elections, Delhi Police will be busy with the poll security and I can sneak in and sign my legal documents,” Narayan Sai told police.

He said he was confident of giving the slip to police of Haryana, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat but was not so sure about Delhi Police.

Ravindra Yadav, Additional Commissioner of Police (Crime Branch), said a team of 30 policemen, led by Assistant Commissioner of Police KPS Malhotra traced and chased Sai.
“In October, a police team from Surat approached us and sought help in tracing Sai. We conducted raids at various places, including his father Asaram’s ashram in Delhi and were able to arrest aide of Sai, who was also wanted in a sexual assault case, for allegedly help him absconding,” said Yadav.

Dharmesh, who was in-charge of Asaram’s Ridge Road ashram, was nabbed here at his hideout and handed over to Gujarat Police.

“We questioned few people and were keeping a tab on movements of some of the people in the ashram,” said Yadav.

On Sunday, the police team got a tip-off after checking the movements of some people associated with Sai and found that he was hiding in Ludhiana. A team of seven men then left for Ludhiana to locate Sai.

On Monday, they traced his whereabouts but before they could reach him he had left for Delhi. The team tried to locate him and finally got some information on Tuesday.

The team alerted Malhotra who sent one team around 2 pm and himself set out with three teams for Haryana.

The police teams in plainclothes were keeping vigil at various intersections on national highway 1 that connects Ludhiana, Rajpura, Zirakpur, Chandigarh, Ambala and Meerut. Around 10 pm, a team spotted the speeding car and chased it after alerting other teams.

“After a 40-kilometre chase, two teams apprehended Sai, who was hiding his identity. He was brought to the Capital and during questioning, he revealed his identity and was arrested,” said Malhotra.

Sai has been constantly on the move from one city to another. During interrogation, he told police that after he left Ludhiana, he halted at a hotel on Monday night, and on Tuesday afternoon left for Delhi.

Along with Sai, his disciple Kaushal Thakur, driver Ramesh and a cook, who is a juvenile, were in the car. Kaushal hails from Bihar’s Darbhanga and became disciple of Sai when he was 16-year-old. Thereafter he stays with him.

His driver Ramesh hails from Rohini and was working with Sai for last 10 years and was living in Surat with him. The juvenile was working as Sai’s personal cook and was associated with Sai for last six years.

“We let off the juvenile as he was there only to prepare food for Sai,” said police.
Police also found that the vehicle in which he was travelling was given by a Meerut-based businessman who runs several factories and colleges in UP and is disciple of Sai.


Police have recovered Rs 2.61 lakh from Sai, six mobile phones and Rs 13,500 from Kaushal. During interrogation Sai said he was using one phone and five phones were switched off. “He was changing SIM cards after using it once,” the officer added.

Comments (+)