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Fresh sexual assault complaints against Asaram

PTI  Ahmedabad, October 06, 2013
First Published: 09:36 IST(6/10/2013) | Last Updated: 07:57 IST(7/10/2013)

Fresh sexual assault complaints have been registered against Asaram and his son Narayan Sai here after two sisters accused the duo of abusing them.

Asaram, 75, was arrested in August on charges of sexually assaulting a minor girl and has been in prison at Jodhpur in Rajasthan since then.

"We have registered two complaints, one against Asaram and another against Narayan Sai of sexual assault, illegal confinement and other charges," Surat Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana said on Sunday.

"The victims are two sisters," he said.

The complaint against Narayan Sai has been registered at Jhangirpura police station in Surat, while the one against his father Asaram has been transferred to Ahmedabad as the alleged incident happened there, Asthana said.

The police will question Narayan Sai in connection with the complaint shortly, he said.

The older sister in her complaint is understood to have accused Asaram of sexual assault, while the younger one filed a complaint against his son. The incidents reportedly happened between 2001 and 2006.

On September 1, 75-year-old Asaram was arrested on charges of sexually assaulting a schoolgirl and has been in prison at Jodhpur in Rajasthan since then. Shilpi, one of his close aides and the warden of the ashram in Chhindwara district of Madhya Pradesh, where the alleged sexual assault took place, too, has been arrested and sent to judicial custody.

On Monday, a court had extended Asaram's judicial custody till October 11.

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