Sathya Sai Baba Deceptions Exposed

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Asaram Bapu case developments – October 21

Posted by robertpriddy on October 21, 2013

Another special prosecutor to be sought for Asaram case: SIT
AHMEDABAD: Chief of the special investigation team (SIT) investigating the sexual assault case against self-styled godman Asaram, said here on Tuesday that it would request Gujarat government to provide another special prosecutor to make a water-tight case against him. “Looking at the sensitivity of the case, we will request the state government for another special prosecutor to assist us in the case against Asaram,” joint commissioner of police (JCP) (Sector-I) JK Bhatt told reporters here, when asked whether the SIT would ask for more legal assistance. — “Naturally, no accused co-operates during police investigation, especially when the case is such a sensitive one, but we are ensuring that no loopholes are left in our probe,” the JCP said, when asked if the godman is co-operating with the SIT.
excerpt from: The Indian Express October7, 2013 AND  The Times of India October 15, 2013  AND ZeeNews October 15, 2013.

Asaram`s cook agrees to turn approver: Reports
Surat: In yet another blow to self-styled godman Asaram, his longtime cook has reportedly agreed to turn approver against him, Surat police claimed on Monday. According to reports, Surat police is likely to record Asaram’s cook Akhil’s statement today. The Gujarat police hope that Akhil’s statement might act as concrete evidence and can help it in strengthening the case against Asaram. The development came hours after Supreme Court refused to restrain media from reporting cases of sexual assault filed against him and his absconding son Narayan Sai. However, the apex court cautioned the media to responsibly report criminal cases involving the godman and his son. The apex court also directed the media to avoid sensationalising and present facts related to the cases involving the godman and his family members. The apex court passed the order in response to a plea moved by the godman seeking a Supreme Court ban on media reporting cases against him and his son.
from October 21, 2013

Asaram Bapu admits ‘touching’ Surat-based woman 
Ahmedabad, Oct 18: The self-styled godman Asaram Bapu on Wednesday confessed to have ‘touched’ the woman who has complained of being sexually assaulted by him. According to reports, fearing the lie-detector test, Asaram Bapu told the interrogating team of Ahmedabad police that he had ‘touched’ the girl in his personal room at the ashram but he was giving her mantra deeksha. — The 33-year-old victim, who is married stays in Surat and was brought to Ahmedabad on Wednesday. Police sources said that Asaram’s face turned pale with fear, the moment he saw the victim, approaching towards him. During interrogation, the woman revealed at least 17 new names, who will be now questioned by the police. She also disclosed names of two female attendants- Nirmala alias Dhel and Meera alias Bagl, who used to ‘trap’ or ‘arrange’ women for Asaram. She also alleged that Asaram’s daughter Bharti and his wife Laxmi, used to send girls to him at his room.
October 18 from OneIndia:

Did Asaram Bapu force victims to undergo abortions in ashram?
Ahmedabad, Oct 20: With each passing day, the trouble is getting more deeper for the controversial self-styled godman Asaram Bapu. According to reports, Ahmedabad police will now investigate about the hospital in question and the doctors involved in a serious crime. Another report said that Asaram’s Ahmedabad ashram’s administrator Dhruviben (one of the accused in the FIR) used to take rape victims to a hospital for abortions purpose. However, Asaram’s lawyer B M Gupta refuted charges of abortions as false allegations and said that his client (Asaram) was not involved directly. Another media report even said that Asaram’s ashram had an “abortion centre” where rape victims underwent operations. — It was reported that during hearing, Asaram, ‘threw tantrums’ and told the court that he did not mind being sent to ten days police custody as he was absolutely sure that he is innocent.
From One India October 20, 2013

Sexual assault case: Ahmedabad police question Asaram’s wife, daughter
Asaram Bapu’s wife and daughter were questioned on Sunday by police in Ahmedabad in connection with the sexual assault case filed against him by a Surat-based woman. The victim’s younger sister has levelled similar allegations against Asaram’s son Narayan Sai. from ibnlive October 20, 2013

Sexual assault case: Delhi Police arrests Asaram’s aide 
The Delhi Police has arrested an aide of sexual assault case accused Asaram for providing shelter to Narayan Sai. Police said Dharmesh provided shelter to Sai, who is co-accused in the assault case filed by two Surat based sisters. Sai had filed for an anticipatory bail in a Surat court on Tuesday which was adjourned after the prosecution sought time to submit a detailed reply on it. Earlier on Wednesday, a joint team of Surat and Delhi police conducted raids across the city to gather evidence against Narayan Sai. The joint team conducted raids at Asaram’s ashrams at Rohini, Najafgarh, Jafarpur Kalan and on Ridge Road.   from ibnlive October 19, 2013

Exposed: Aide who supplied women to Asaram’s son Narayan Sai
Mohit Bhojwani, an aide of Sai, was arrested in connection with the rape cases filed by two Surat-based sisters. According to sources, police found contact numbers of Delhi-based Monica Agarwal who allegedly had arranged women at several occasions at different places for Sai. Another man, who has been identified as Hanuman, a native of Bihar, has also been accused of pressurising many women to go to Sai who later allegedly had exploited them sexually.   from OneIndia October 17, 2013.

Authorities to slap notice on manager of Asaram’s ashram
Agra: The Agra district administration has decided to slap a notice on the manager of self-styled godman Asaram Bapu’s ashram in Sikandra for alleged encroachment on government land, an official said on Monday. “Preliminary investigations showed that the gate of the ashram, the hospital and the toilets were built on government land,” SDM, Agra (tehsil), Rajesh Kumar, said. The SDM said prima facie it was found that about half a bigha of government land had been illegally occupied by the ashram.  Meanwhile, the fugitive son of Asaram, Narain Sai, had reportedly stayed in Agra for a night and left soon after, a day before Gujarat Police team reached here looking for him.
from October 21, 2013

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