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Asaram’s former aide who spoke out against him shot at in Rajkot

Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Posted: May 24, 2014 3:06 am

A former aide of Asaram was shot at by an unidentified person early on Friday afternoon in Rajkot. He is said to be out of danger, but is under intense medical care. The man is known for speaking against him in public, who was earlier also attacked reportedly by Asaram’s men.

Amrut Prajapati, a resident of Odhav in Ahmedabad, who practices ayurveda in Rajkot, was shot at his clinic at around 1.15 pm. According to Rajkot Police Commissioner Mohan Jha, a person Raju Patel came to the clinic in the guise of getting examined by Prajapati.

“The moment he met Prajapati, he fired two rounds of bullets – one of which pierced Prjapati’s neck. He was rushed to a nearby hospital and is out of danger,” Jha told The Indian Express. The Rajkot police seized a motorcycle registered in Ahmedabad which is said to have been used by the attacker. Sources said that the police have traced the location of the suspect and the hunt to nab him was on.

Prajapati is known for raging voice against Asaram for last many years. He was part of Asaram’s team as an expert on ayurveda who parted ways after working nearly for 15 years. Earlier, there have been attacks on witnesses in the alleged rape cases against Asaram and his son Narayan Sai. There was an acid attack in Surat on Dinesh C Waghchandani.
Before him, a key witness Rakesh Patel was stabbed by two men in Surat.

Asaram is lodged in Jodhpur jail since his arrest in September last year for an alleged sexual assault case registered by a minor girl. In Surat too, a woman has accused Asaram of rape and illegal confinement in his asram. He was recently chargesheeted by the police after a SIT investigation.

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