One police team has warrant to grill accused lodged in Ahmedabad jail, other seeks to bring him to Uttar Pradesh.
Asaram Bapu had allegedly sexually assaulted the 16-year-old victim at his ashram near Jodhpur in Rajasthan in 2013.
The Uttar Pradesh police will send a team to Gujarat to interrogate Karthik alias Raju Dulalchand Haldar, who was arrested on Monday for his alleged involvement in the killing of three witnesses and four attempts to murder witnesses in the rape cases lodged against self-styled godman Asaram and his son Narayan Sai. Karthik, a native […]
Karthik Haldar, who was picked up from Chhattisgarh, has allegedly named Asaram in his statement before the police, suggesting he was a conspirator in all the murders.
Asaram was sent to jail in August, 2013 for allegedly sexually assaulting a 16-year-old school girl.
Rahul’s parents, who live in Ghatampur area in Kanpur, have told the police that their son had last visited them in 2003. He had reportedly not contacted them since then.
Rahul Sachan, a witness in two cases filed against Asaram in Jodhpur and Ahmedabad and another case against Narayan Sai (Asaram’s son) in Surat, had gone missing from Lucknow on November 26.
The accused teacher used to keep a portrait of Asaram in school assembly and recited ‘Asaram Chalisa’.
Kripal Singh, a witness in the rape case against Asaram, was shot at in Shahjahanpur on July 10 and died a day later.
Police is also investigating the role of these two arrested persons in connection with the attacks on witnesses of rape cases filed against Asaram and his son Narayan Sai.
The woman also accused Asaram of pressurising her late father Devraj Krishnani to ‘donate’ a valuable property in Bhopal to the godman.
A PIL had sought a direction to police for providing “24-hour armed security to all prosecution witnesses in the Asaram case.”
The bench has also asked Asaram to appeal to his supporters not to create scenes in the court premises and on the road from jail to court campus.
35-year-old Akhil was shot by unknown persons on his way home in Muzaffarnagar in January this year.
The alleged conversation took place about eight months ago, the girl’s father has claimed. Kripal had recorded his statement in a Jodhpur court two months ago.