Rajasthan Police summon Asaram in sexual assault case

A sub-inspector of Jodhpur police,local police team from Chandkheda,and a constable of Ahmedabad Crime Branch went to Asaram’s ashram in Motera area

Written by Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Published:August 27, 2013 4:14 am

The Rajasthan Police reached here on Monday to issue summons to Asaram Bapu in connection with a case,in which a 12-year-old girl was alleged to have been sexually assaulted by the godman in Jodhpur.

A sub-inspector of Jodhpur police,local police team from Chandkheda,and a constable of Ahmedabad Crime Branch went to Asaram’s ashram in Motera area. The Jodhpur police’s summons stated that on the basis of the FIR registered in the case,Asaram must present himself before the Jodhpur police within five days. A day earlier,the Jodhpur police had faxed a letter to the Chandkheda police,as the ashram falls under their jurisdiction.

As a result,the Chandkheda police had stepped up security in the area.

The Rajasthan police team met ashram authorities in the afternoon and interacted with them for about half an hour before handing over the summons. Asaram was not present in the ashram,said sources.

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