The District and Session Court of Rajasthan’s Jodhpur today extended the judicial custody of controversial Spiritual Guru Asaram Bapu till October 25. He is accused of another fresh rape case.
Meanwhile, the court will decide on the plea by a Gujarat police team seeking custody of the jailed godman for questioning him in connection with a sexual assault case lodged by two sisters from Surat against him and his son.
The Gujrat police team had moved the Jodhpur court on Thursday with a warrant order against Asaram Bapu.
Earlier, the Surat Police had registered the two complaints – one against Asaram and another against son Narayan Sai – of rape, sexual assault, illegal confinement and other charges.
The 72-year-old Asaram was arrested from his ashram in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, and brought to Jodhpur on September 01 following a police complaint of sexually assaulting a 16-year girl at his ashram near Jodhpur. The self-styled god-man Asaram had earlier moved a bail application in Rajasthan High Court which was rejected.
Latest Update: The Gujarat Police has received the custody of Asaram in connection with the sexual assault case registered against him and his son Narayan Sai by two sisters. Asaram will now be taken to Ahmedabad.