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Asaram Bapu’s son Narayan Sai convicted for rape

SabrangIndia 26 Apr 2019

The sessions court in Surat said it will pronounce the sentence in the case on April 30.


Narayan Sai
 
Surat: A court in Surat on Friday convicted Narayan Sai, son of self-styled godman Asaram, in a rape case.
 
The sessions court in Surat said it will pronounce the sentence in the case on April 30.
 
“Two chargesheets were filed against 35 persons. The prosecution had produced 53 witnesses and documents as evidence. The defense had also produced 14 witnesses,” said Sai’s lawyer Kalpesh Desai in a report by Hindustan Times.
 
The 40-year-old Narayan Sai was arrested from Pipli near Haryana’s Kurukshetra in December 2013 after two sisters from Surat filed rape complaints against him and his father Asaram in October that year.
 
One of the women had accused Sai of repeated sexual assaults when they were living at Asaram’s ashram between 2002 and 2005 in Surat.
 
The victim’s elder sister had also made a similar allegation against Asaram while she was living at an ashram on the outskirts of Ahmedabad between 1997 and 2006.
 
The two sisters had lodged separate complaints against Sai and Asaram for allegedly raping them.

Police had booked Asaram and his son Narayan Sai on charges of rape, sexual assault, illegal confinement and other offences.
 
Four of Sai’s aides were also arrested in connection with the case.
 
Asaram has been convicted in a rape case in Jodhpur and is serving a life term.
 

Asaram Bapu’s son Narayan Sai convicted for rape

The sessions court in Surat said it will pronounce the sentence in the case on April 30.


Narayan Sai
 
Surat: A court in Surat on Friday convicted Narayan Sai, son of self-styled godman Asaram, in a rape case.
 
The sessions court in Surat said it will pronounce the sentence in the case on April 30.
 
“Two chargesheets were filed against 35 persons. The prosecution had produced 53 witnesses and documents as evidence. The defense had also produced 14 witnesses,” said Sai’s lawyer Kalpesh Desai in a report by Hindustan Times.
 
The 40-year-old Narayan Sai was arrested from Pipli near Haryana’s Kurukshetra in December 2013 after two sisters from Surat filed rape complaints against him and his father Asaram in October that year.
 
One of the women had accused Sai of repeated sexual assaults when they were living at Asaram’s ashram between 2002 and 2005 in Surat.
 
The victim’s elder sister had also made a similar allegation against Asaram while she was living at an ashram on the outskirts of Ahmedabad between 1997 and 2006.
 
The two sisters had lodged separate complaints against Sai and Asaram for allegedly raping them.

Police had booked Asaram and his son Narayan Sai on charges of rape, sexual assault, illegal confinement and other offences.
 
Four of Sai’s aides were also arrested in connection with the case.
 
Asaram has been convicted in a rape case in Jodhpur and is serving a life term.
 

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