Narayan Sai, son of Asaram gets bail in rape case

The Gujarat high court on Thursday conceded restrictive safeguard of three weeks to Narayan Sai, child of proclaimed toward oneself godman Asaram, who has been in a correctional facility for more than a year regarding an assault argument recorded against him by a Surat-based lady.

Justice Paresh Upadhyay conceded the alleviation to Narayan, who has been stopped in a Surat prison since his capture in December 2013, to empower him to take care of his feeble mother Lakshmiben Harpalani.

The bail request will be appropriate from May 4, the judge said, including Narayan will be under the police surveilence amid the safeguard period and state DGP will convey an officer for this reason.

Narayan had said in his request that his mom had been experiencing a spinal rope related ailement and that specialists at Ahmedabad’s Sterling Hospital had proposed surgery.

The lady had blamed Narayan for rehashed rape somewhere around 2002 and 2005 when she was inhabiting his Surat ashram, taking after which he was occupied under different areas of IPC including assault, unnatural sex, attack, wrongful restriction and so forth.

Interestingly, the elder sister of the victim had lodged a separate complaint against Narayan’s father Asaram accusing him of repeated sexual assault between 2001 and 2006 when she was living in his ashram on the outskirts of Ahmedabad.

Lakshmiben was also booked by police for abetment, but was later granted bail by a local court in 2013.

Asaram is currently lodged in a Rajasthan jail since his arrest in September 2013 for allegedly sexually assaulting a minor girl at his Jodhpur ashram.

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