Surat sexual assault case: Police puts up posters declaring Narayan Sai an absconder

Last Updated: Fri, Nov 15, 2013 14:00 hrs

The Surat Police on Friday put up posters of self-proclaimed godman Asaram Bapu's son Narayan Sai, after he was declared as a proclaimed absconder.

"We have sent this information to all states, and we have put the poster in all public places. We have provided the contact number of the Surat Police control room," Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Sobha P Bhutada said.

"The advantage of this poster is that any person can see the picture printed on it, and identify him, and inform us immediately. Apart from Narayan Sai, there are two more accused whose posters would be released in all the states," she added.

Earlier on November 11, a local court declared Sai a proclaimed absconder under section 82 of CrPC, and has him to appear before investigating officer or court within 30 days from the day of declaration of 'proclamation for person absconding'.

The sexual assault case was lodged by two Surat-based sisters-one against Asaram and the second against his son Narayan Sai.

The elder of the two sisters has accused Asaram of sexually assaulting her between 1997 and 2006 at his ashram, while the younger sister has filed a complaint against Sai, accusing him of repeated sexual assaults between 2002 and 2005 at the Surat ashram.

Asaram, 72, was arrested on September 1 on allegations of sexual assault on a minor at his ashram in Jodhpur.

Last month, he was brought to Ahmedabad by the Gujarat Police to question him in connection with the sexual assault case filed against him and his son Narayan Sai by two sisters from Surat. (ANI)

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