The conman and his wife accused of duping people of crores of rupees in the name of God was on Monday sent in ten days police custody by a local court in Ahmedabad.
Ashok Jadeja and his wife Neetu, arrested on Sunday by CID with Rs 1.98 crore cash, were produced before judicial magistrate R M Parikh on Monday to seek their custody for interrogation.
Public prosecutor Harivadan Chauhan submitted that Jadeja and his wife were involved in a multi-crore scam where they used to con people by exploiting their religious beliefs.
The prosecution had demanded 14-day police remand of the accused couple stating, Jadeja who belongs to Chara community (a denotified tribe), is spread in other states and more persons are believed to be involved in it.
The court, however, granted 10-day remand till June 11.
The CID in their remand application has accused Jadeja of collecting money from people saying he possesses divine powers from goddess and one rupee deposited with him will increase three times in a week.
The application stated that Jadeja has accounts in various nationalised banks and some lockers in his name.
Public prosecutor Harivadan Chauhan said that other members of the Jadeja's family allegedly involved in the scam should be interrogated and money collected by him needs to be recovered.