Asaram quizzed by Jodhpur Police, likely to be taken for spot verification

Sun Sep 01 2013, 09:38 hrs
Self-styled godman Asaram Bapu was on Sunday quizzed by police in Jodhpur after being flown from Indore where he was arrested after midnight amid high drama for allegedly assaulting a 16-year-old girl at his Jodhpur ashram. (IE Photo: Mohammed Sharif)
Self-styled godman Asaram Bapu was on Sunday quizzed by police in Jodhpur after being flown from Indore where he was arrested after midnight amid high drama for allegedly assaulting a 16-year-old girl at his Jodhpur ashram. (IE Photo: Mohammed Sharif)
72-year-old Asaram, who was escorted by Rajasthan police personnel led by Additional Commissioner of Police Satish Jnagid, reached the airport in Jodhpur on board an Air India flight via Delhi at about 1230 hrs. (IE Photo: Mohammed Sharif)
72-year-old Asaram, who was escorted by Rajasthan police personnel led by Additional Commissioner of Police Satish Jnagid, reached the airport in Jodhpur on board an Air India flight via Delhi at about 1230 hrs. (IE Photo: Mohammed Sharif)
The godman might be taken for spot verification, DCP Ajay Pal Lamba told reporters. (IE Photo: Mohammed Sharif)
The godman might be taken for spot verification, DCP Ajay Pal Lamba told reporters. (IE Photo: Mohammed Sharif)
Unprecedented security arrangements were made at the airport, where Asaram faced black flag protests, on the streets, outside and inside Asaram ashrams, and the Mahila (IE Photo: Mohammed Sharif)
Unprecedented security arrangements were made at the airport, where Asaram faced black flag protests, on the streets, outside and inside Asaram ashrams, and the Mahila (IE Photo: Mohammed Sharif)
Thana (women's police station) where the case has been lodged. (IE Photo: Mohammed Sharif)
Thana (women's police station) where the case has been lodged. (IE Photo: Mohammed Sharif)
Speaking on the arrest of Asaram, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said no actor, politician or any other person was above law. Asaram was driven to Dangaiawas police station, 30 kms from the city, on the Jodhpur-Jaipur highway, sources said. (IE Photo: Mohammed Sharif)
Speaking on the arrest of Asaram, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said no actor, politician or any other person was above law. Asaram was driven to Dangaiawas police station, 30 kms from the city, on the Jodhpur-Jaipur highway, sources said. (IE Photo: Mohammed Sharif)
After coming out from the Jodhpur airport, Asaram moved into one of the seven luxury vehicles escorted by cops and was taken to Dangiawas instead of Mahila Thana. The convoy was followed by seven buses with armed police personnel. (IE Photo: Mohammed Sharif)
After coming out from the Jodhpur airport, Asaram moved into one of the seven luxury vehicles escorted by cops and was taken to Dangiawas instead of Mahila Thana. The convoy was followed by seven buses with armed police personnel. (IE Photo: Mohammed Sharif)
 Controversial godman Asaram Bapu, accused of sexually assaulting a minor, was arrested by Jodhpur police from his ashram in Indore late night on August 31. (PTI/TV Grab)
Controversial godman Asaram Bapu, accused of sexually assaulting a minor, was arrested by Jodhpur police from his ashram in Indore late night on August 31. (PTI/TV Grab)
Armed with a medical report that the godman was fit to be interrogated, a team of Jodhpur police arrested 72-year-old Asaram and whisked him in a white jeep about half an hour after the stroke of midnight, after waiting for nearly eight hours at the ashram. (PTI)/TV Grab)
Armed with a medical report that the godman was fit to be interrogated, a team of Jodhpur police arrested 72-year-old Asaram and whisked him in a white jeep about half an hour after the stroke of midnight, after waiting for nearly eight hours at the ashram. (PTI)/TV Grab)
The Air India flight AI-635 carrying Asaram left at 7.50 AM and will land at New Delhi from where he will board another flight for Jodhpur, sources said. Angry Congress party workers protest against Asaram in Hatkeshwar locality, Ahmedabad. (IE Photo: Javed Raja)
The Air India flight AI-635 carrying Asaram left at 7.50 AM and will land at New Delhi from where he will board another flight for Jodhpur, sources said.
Angry Congress party workers protest against Asaram in Hatkeshwar locality, Ahmedabad. (IE Photo: Javed Raja)
 He spent the night at the airport, the sources said. Congress party workers burn the effigy of Asaram in Hatkeshwar locality, Ahmedabad. (IE Photo: Javed Raja)
He spent the night at the airport, the sources said.
Congress party workers burn the effigy of Asaram in Hatkeshwar locality, Ahmedabad. (IE Photo: Javed Raja)
A city-based lawyer today filed a petition in a local court here seeking action against controversial self-styled godman Asaram Bapu, who is facing arrest in a case of sexual abuse of a minor girl, for allegedly making unsavoury remarks against Congress president Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul. Congress party workers burn the effigy of Asaram in Hatkeshwar locality, Ahmedabad. (IE Photo: Javed Raja)
A city-based lawyer today filed a petition in a local court here seeking action against controversial self-styled godman Asaram Bapu, who is facing arrest in a case of sexual abuse of a minor girl, for allegedly making unsavoury remarks against Congress president Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul.
Congress party workers burn the effigy of Asaram in Hatkeshwar locality, Ahmedabad. (IE Photo: Javed Raja)
The petitioner, Shailendra Dwivedi, told reporters he has filed the application in the court of Judicial Magistrate First class Ajay Pendam who has fixed the date of hearing to September 19.  Congress party workers protest against Asaram in Hatkeshwar locality, Ahmedabad. (IE Photo: Javed Raja)
The petitioner, Shailendra Dwivedi, told reporters he has filed the application in the court of Judicial Magistrate First class Ajay Pendam who has fixed the date of hearing to September 19.
Congress party workers protest against Asaram in Hatkeshwar locality, Ahmedabad. (IE Photo: Javed Raja)
Dwivedi said he wanted action against Asaram under sections 153 (a) (promoting religious hatred), 298 (uttering words, etc., with deliberate intent to wound religious feelings) and 500 (punishment for defamation) of Indian Penal Code (IPC). Congress party workers protest against Asaram in Hatkeshwar locality, Ahmedabad. (IE Photo: Javed Raja)
Dwivedi said he wanted action against Asaram under sections 153 (a) (promoting religious hatred), 298 (uttering words, etc., with deliberate intent to wound religious feelings) and 500 (punishment for defamation) of Indian Penal Code (IPC).
Congress party workers protest against Asaram in Hatkeshwar locality, Ahmedabad. (IE Photo: Javed Raja)
The advocate said he filed the petition on the basis of the statement made by Asaram insinuating Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi for his troubles. Congress party workers burn the effigy of Asaram in Hatkeshwar locality, Ahmedabad. (IE Photo: Javed Raja)
The advocate said he filed the petition on the basis of the statement made by Asaram insinuating Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi for his troubles.
Congress party workers burn the effigy of Asaram in Hatkeshwar locality, Ahmedabad. (IE Photo: Javed Raja)
 "I am not against any party but people tell me that it is at the instance of madam and her son that this is happening. For four-years-and-a-half those behind (religious) conversions are getting their support," Asaram had told reporters in Bhopal without naming Sonia or the Congress Vice President. Congress party workers burn the effigy of Asaram in Hatkeshwar locality, Ahmedabad. (IE Photo: Javed Raja)
"I am not against any party but people tell me that it is at the instance of madam and her son that this is happening. For four-years-and-a-half those behind (religious) conversions are getting their support," Asaram had told reporters in Bhopal without naming Sonia or the Congress Vice President.
Congress party workers burn the effigy of Asaram in Hatkeshwar locality, Ahmedabad. (IE Photo: Javed Raja)
Asaram Bapu's followers protested against his arrest and accusations of sexual abuse at the Jantar Mantar in New Delhi. (IE photo: Tashi Tobgyal)
Asaram Bapu's followers protested against his arrest and accusations of sexual abuse at the Jantar Mantar in New Delhi. (IE photo: Tashi Tobgyal)

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