Asaram Bapu case: CBI inquiry called for and Narayen Sai bail modified
Posted by robertpriddy on May 3, 2015
In connection with the Asaram Bapu case, Akhil Gupta, a witness in a rape case against controversial self-styled godman Asaram Bapu, was shot dead on January 11,2015. BJP leader Subramanian Swami has decided to fight for rape accused Asaram Bapu. Reportedly, Swamy met Bapu in Jodhpur Central Jail and assured godman that he would fight his case. However, OneIndia.com reports that BJP members have reacted against this:
“Muzaffarnagar, Apr 28: BJP activists here staged a demonstration demanding CBI inquiry into the murder of a witness in a rape case against Asaram Bapu. Hundreds of BJP workers led by vice-president of party unit here, Sarita Gore, took out a procession yesterday and submitted a memorandum to the city Magistrate demanding CBI inquiry into the case. …They alleged that the local police have not arrested anyone in this connection yet. Akhil Gupta, a witness in a rape case against controversial self-styled godman Asaram Bapu, was shot dead on January 11 this year.” Read more at: http://www.oneindia.com/india/bjp-demands-cbi-inquiry-into-murder-witness-asaram-case-1730710.html
The order of the High Court granting bail for 3 weeks to Asaram’s son, accused rapist Narayan Sai, to attend his mothers before a serious spinal operation has been modified by the Supreme Court to apply only when the doctors fix the date of the operation.
OneIndia.com gives details:
“What are your apprehensions?,” the bench asked. Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the state, said the followers of the accused who are “misinformed” may create problems for the police at the time of his surrender. “The huge following is not a reason to deny bail to him,” the bench said. “One vital witness (of the case) has been eliminated. Three witnesses have been injured,” the ASG said, adding that a woman IPS officer, probing the case, has been threatened. Referring to bail conditions imposed by the High Court, the bench said, “he is literally under house arrest. The policemen will be around him all throughout.” It further said that the accused will be released one week before the doctor fixes the date of operation of his mother and he will have to surrender if the surgery gets postponed. ‘Stupid women treat Sai like Lord Krishna’ During the hearing, Gujarat government argued that “stupid women treat him like Lord Krishna” and this could lead to a problem in getting him back into jail, an NDTV report said. “Sai is a popular person and stupid women treat him like Lord Krishna and used to dance with him like Gopikas (girl devotees of Krishna),” the government said. Read more at: http://www.oneindia.com/india/sc-modifies-hc-order-granting-bail-to-narayan-sai-in-rape-case-1731941.html