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IPS officer probing Asaram son case gets threat calls

Surat: Caller used MP number; warned against searching Sai.

Written by Express News Service | Surat |
October 22, 2013 2:56:48 am

A woman IPS officer supervising the rape case against Asaram’s son,Narayan Sai,in Surat has filed a complaint with the police alleging that she has received anonymous threat calls.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (Zone 4) Shobha Bhutada has alleged that the caller threatened to kill her if she continues to search for Narayan Sai,wanted in the sexual assault case lodged against him and his father by two Surat-based sisters. “Narayan Sai ko dhundhne ki koshish mat karna varna goli se uda denge (Don’t dare to look for Narayan Sai or we will shoot you),” the caller allegedly threatened Bhutada. The caller made two calls on Bhutada’s mobile phone — the first one on October 16 and the second two days later.

“After receiving the first call,we took the matter lightly. Later,when he called again,we decided to take action and lodged a complaint at Umra police station on Sunday. The caller might be an aide or disciple of Narayan Sai,” Bhutada told The Indian Express.

Surat police has found that the number from where the both the calls were made belongs to one Dashrat Singh,a resident of Ashoknagar district in Madhya Pradesh. Now,they have sought the help of Madhya Pradesh Police to identify the caller and arrest him.

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“We suspect that the identity of the caller could be fake. We have taken the help of police in Ashoknagar to trace the caller and immediately contact us so that our team could reach there and make the arrest,” added Bhatuda.

The police have arrested two sadhaks of Narayan Sai — identified as Mohit Bhojwani from Jaipur in Rajasthan and Dharmesh Parihar from Delhi — in connection with the sexual assault cases. Many of Narayan Sai’s disciples have gone underground,said

police.

‘Good and bad elements are in every field’

LUDHIANA: GOOD and bad elements are in every field,they can be in the field of medicine,politics or any other field. This was said by Sri Sri Ravi Shanker,founder of Art of Living,while reacting to Asaram’s involvement in a rape case. “Asaram’s case has added hatred among the devotees and they have been left hurt. They have started looking at other spiritual gurus,” he said. On the case against Asaram,he said,“The court will decide about the truth. One should not run away from police. Rather,one should surrender and let the truth come out.” Referring to Asrama’s son Narayan Sai he said,“If one has committed any mistake,he should feel sorry about it and if not,the truth will come out on its own.” ENS

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