Surat Police search Narayan Sai in Delhi
A team of Surat Police is in New Delhi to search and arrest self-styled godman Asaram Bapu's son Narayan Sai in connection with a sexual assault case.
The cops searched Narayan Sai at Rohini and Najafgarh areas on Tuesday.
"Sources say certain followers of Narayan Sai live in these areas and the police are checking if he was hiding there. Delhi Crime Branch sources also say they had information that he might be in Delhi, but haven't been able to trace him so far," reported CNN-IBN.
"The Surat police is trying to monitor all locations which Asaram and Naryan Sai used to visit in the past and the people they used to live with," said the news channel.
A Gujarat court on Tuesday sent Asaram to police custody till October 19 in connection to a sexual assault case.
According to reports, he was grilled by the Gujarat Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) on Monday.
Adding more woos to Asaram, a new case of sexual assault was earlier registered against him and Narayan Sai.
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday summoned the Director General of Police (DGP) to get himself updated on the investigation into the case against Asaram and Narayan Sai.
A Jodhpur court had earlier given his custody to the Gujarat Police.
The Surat Police have already issued summons to Narayan Sai.
Narayan Sai, who was last seen at Jaipur Ashram of Asaram, had gone into hiding after complaints of rape was filed by two sisters against him and Asaram on Oct 6.
The Surat Police on Oct 7 issued a lookout notice against Narayan Sai.
The complaint was lodged by two sisters in Gujarat's Surat city.
While the elder sister had alleged that she was raped by Asaram, the younger one had accused his son of committing the same crime in Surat.
They said that they are Asaram's followers and the incidents reportedly took place between 2002 and 2004.
Asaram was sent to the Jodhpur Central Jail on Sept 2 after the court remanded him to a 14-day judicial custody first for assualting a minor.
Earlier, Asaram passed potency test, which established that he is medically fit and sexually potent.
The 15-year-old girl, who was staying at Asaram's hostel in Rajasthan's Jodhpur, had filed a First Information Report (FIR) at Kamla market police station in Delhi alleging she was sexually assaulted by the godman.
(Posted on 16-10-2013)