Asaram supporters raise slogans at Delhi airport

New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) Hundreds of supporters of Asaram Bapu Sunday raised slogans outside the Indira Gandhi International Airport here, as the spiritual leader was taken to Jodhpur after being arrested in Indore.

The 72-year-old guru was arrested in Indore after charges of sexual assault were levelled against him by a 16-year-old girl.

The girl lodged a complaint at a police station in Delhi Aug 20, accusing Asaram of sexually assaulting her at his ashram in Jodhpur. Asaram has denied the charge, and his son has claimed the girl was "mentally unstable".

Asaram reached the Delhi airport at 9.30 a.m. and was kept in the airport's VIP lounge, before being flown to Jodhpur at 11.20 a.m.

His supporters raised slogans that he was not a culprit and that he was being deliberately framed.

"Asaram Bapu is innocent, all this is being done to tarnish his image," said Jyoti Singh, a 32-year-old woman outside the airport.

Updated Date: Sep 01, 2013 23:45 PM

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