Asaram’s son arrested in Surat sexual assault case
Asaram’s son Narayan Sai, who had been evading arrest in a sexual assault case in Surat has been nabbed by Crime Branch of Delhi Police
“Narayan Sai has been arrested from Delhi-Haryana border. One of his aides Hanuman too has been arrested with him,” informed Additional Commissioner of Police (Crime) Ravindra Yadav.
Delhi Police sources said he had disguised himself as a Sikh man to evade arrest.
In Ahmedabad, state DGP Pramod Kumar said that Sai had been absconding for more than 50 days.
He had been giving a slip to police of several states since the last couple of months after a complaint of rape was filed by two sisters against him and his father Asaram at Jehangirpura police station in Surat, Gujarat.
A team of Gujarat police had landed in Delhi in mid-October and had carried out several raids at Asaram’s ashrams at Rohini, Najafgarh, Jafarpur Kalan and on Ridge Road but failed to trace Narayan Sai.
Later, Dharmendra Pariyar alias Dharmesh (28), in-charge of the Ridge Road ashram, was arrested for allegedly helping Sai to flee the national capital.
Surat police had registered two complaints – one against Asaram and the other against Sai – of rape, sexual assault, illegal confinement and other charges.
The younger of the two sisters has filed the complaint against Sai, accusing him of repeated sexual assault between 2002 and 2005 when she was living at the Surat ashram.
The elder sister, in her complaint against Asaram, has accused him of repeated sexual assault between 1997 and 2006 during the time she was living at his ashram on the outskirts of Ahmedabad.
Asaram is in judicial custody in Jodhpur jail since his arrest in September for allegedly sexually assaulting a minor.