Ahmadabad: Narayan Sai the son of self-proclaimed godman Asaram, was granted three weeks bail by the Gujarat High Court on Monday in connection with a rape case filed against him by a Surat based woman. Sai has been behind the bars for more than a year.
The woman had accused Narayan of repeated sexual assault between 2002 and 2005 when she was living at his Surat ashram, following which he was booked under various sections of IPC including rape, unnatural sex, molestation, wrongful confinement etc.
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 Ahmadabad.
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.