Self-styled godman Asaram's son Narayan Sai has “more or less” accepted the rape allegations levelled against him by a woman, police claimed on Wednesday.
"During our intense questioning, Sai has more or less accepted the rape allegations levelled against him by one of the two (Surat-based) sisters," Surat commissioner of police Rakesh Asthana said.
Sai also revealed to the police during interrogation that he had physical relationships with eight of his female disciples, he said. "It has also come to light that he fathered a child with one of his sevikas (disciple)," Asthana said.
Sai was subjected to joint interrogation by police along with the complainant, the official said, adding intense quizzing was carried out to find out how he evaded arrest for 58 days and who helped him when he was absconding. Police said Sai was also interrogated in the presence of his estranged wife.
Asthana said though Sai's remand gets over on Wednesday, they will ask for an extension of the same for interrogation and gathering evidence against him.
Sai was brought to Surat on December 4 after he was arrested by Delhi Police from Delhi-Haryana border along with his two aides after a car chase. Two sisters had lodged complaints against Sai and his father Asaram of rape, sexual assault, illegal confinement and other charges.
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