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.
The minor had alleged that Asaram sexually assaulted her at a farmhouse in Jodhpur.
Two years since the first rape case against Asaram surfaced, victims and families of the witnesses killed live in dread.
In his dying declaration, Kripal had reportedly named three persons accusing them of attacking him.
Police in Muzaffarnagar and Shahjahanpur have begun a joint investigation to ascertain whether two witnesses in two separate rape cases registered against Asaram Bapu were killed by the same attackers.