Asaram Bapu sent to 14-day judicial custody in sexual assault case

Mon Sep 02 2013, 18:18 hrs
Self-styled godman Asaram Bapu, arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl at his ashram, was sent to judicial custody for 14 days by a court in Jodhpur on Monday. (IE  Photo: Mohammed Sharif)
Self-styled godman Asaram Bapu, arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl at his ashram, was sent to judicial custody for 14 days by a court in Jodhpur on Monday. (IE Photo: Mohammed Sharif)
The Jodhpur Police has said that the case against Asaram is "very strong" and the investigation is moving in the right direction. (IE  Photo: Mohammed Sharif)
The Jodhpur Police has said that the case against Asaram is "very strong" and the investigation is moving in the right direction. (IE Photo: Mohammed Sharif)
72-year-old Asaram was on Sunday remanded to police custody for a day after being grilled by Jodhpur Police for about four hours. (IE  Photo: Mohammed Sharif)
72-year-old Asaram was on Sunday remanded to police custody for a day after being grilled by Jodhpur Police for about four hours. (IE Photo: Mohammed Sharif)
Asked about reports that Asaram was suffering from a neuro disorder, Jodhpur DPC Ajay Pal Lamba said, "It has been proved to be a lie. His son can say what he wants to say. We can't comment on any body's statement". (IE  Photo: Mohammed Sharif)
Asked about reports that Asaram was suffering from a neuro disorder, Jodhpur DPC Ajay Pal Lamba said, "It has been proved to be a lie. His son can say what he wants to say. We can't comment on any body's statement". (IE Photo: Mohammed Sharif)
"A team of doctors said he is perfectly OK. He is mentally and physically fit," Lamba said, adding he will be soon produced before court to seek more time for investigation. (IE  Photo: Mohammed Sharif)
"A team of doctors said he is perfectly OK. He is mentally and physically fit," Lamba said, adding he will be soon produced before court to seek more time for investigation. (IE Photo: Mohammed Sharif)
"The accused is also taking food whenever served", the DCP said. (IE  Photo: Mohammed Sharif)
"The accused is also taking food whenever served", the DCP said. (IE Photo: Mohammed Sharif)
Asaram had on Sunday cleared a potency test conducted on him at the SN Medical college here. He was also taken to his Manai Ashram, about 30 kms from Jodhpur, where the girl was allegedly sexually assaulted. (IE  Photo: Mohammed Sharif)
Asaram had on Sunday cleared a potency test conducted on him at the SN Medical college here. He was also taken to his Manai Ashram, about 30 kms from Jodhpur, where the girl was allegedly sexually assaulted. (IE Photo: Mohammed Sharif)
Police had conducted a physical verification and tried to create the scene of crime. Asaram has denied sexual assault charges lodged against him by the schoolgirl. (IE  Photo: Mohammed Sharif)
Police had conducted a physical verification and tried to create the scene of crime. Asaram has denied sexual assault charges lodged against him by the schoolgirl. (IE Photo: Mohammed Sharif)
His arrest followed an FIR filed by the girl alleging she was sexually assaulted by Asaram at his ashram in this Rajasthan city. (IE  Photo: Mohammed Sharif)
His arrest followed an FIR filed by the girl alleging she was sexually assaulted by Asaram at his ashram in this Rajasthan city. (IE Photo: Mohammed Sharif)

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