‘Sant Asaram Ashram’ threatens Women Cops


Ahmedabad:A letter has appeared here threatening two women police officers who had investigated the rape case against self-styled godman Asaram.The city crime branch has started an investigation to find out the truth behind the letter, which was sent by an unidentified person.

According to a release on Wednesday by Ahmedabad crime branch, the city’s women’s police station received a letter two days back in which the sender had threatened woman police inspector Divya Raviya and ACP of women police station, Kanan Desai. As per the release, the sender has written ‘Sant Asaram Ashram’ on top of it and threatened the two women officers with dire consequences.

Raviya was the Investigating officer (IO) in the sexual assault case against Asaram while Desai was her superior officer when the charge-sheet was filed against him last year.Security has been provided to the two women officers, police said, adding that two armed personnel have been deployed to ensure round-the-clock cover for the two officers.

Asaram was accused of repeated sexual assault by one of two Surat based sisters during her stay at his ashram in the Motera area of the city. The younger sister had accused Asaram’s son Narayan Sai of repeated sexual assault during her stay at their Surat ashram.