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Parents of boys found dead near Asaram’s ashram detained

The protesters alleged police inaction against the controversial godman.

Parents and relatives of two minor boys,who were found dead under mysterious circumstances near Asaram’s ashram in 2008,were on Tuesday detained for protesting without permission. The protesters alleged police inaction against the controversial godman.

“Twenty-five people were detained today after they staged a protest near the Income-Tax Circle despite not having permission for the same. They were released after two hours,” Naranpura Police Inspector H K Rana said. However,the protesters,including parents of other children who also allegedly went missing from the ashram,claimed that they were demonstrating non-violently. “The police action has shown once again that the state government wants to shield Asaram and his son,” Jignesh Mevani,who led the protest,said.

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