Sexual assault case: Asaram Bapu's aide sent to police custody

Jodhpur: A local court today remanded a key accused and associate of controversial self-styled godman Asaram Bapu in police custody till September 30.

Shilpi, the warden of Asaram's Chindwara ashram in Madhya Pradesh, had surrendered before the court on Wednesday after which she was sent to police remand for a day.

Today, she was produced before the District and Sessions court, which sent her to five-day police custody.

 Sexual assault case: Asaram Bapus aide sent to police custody

Shilpi, an aide of Asaram Bapu, surrendered in a Jodhpur court on Wednesday. PTI

"She was produced in District and Session court today, where Judge Manoj Kumar Vyas sent him to police custody till September 30," said her counsel Pradeep Choudhary.

Shilpi had moved the anticipatory bail application in the High Court after a lower court had rejected her plea.

Shilpi had told the parents of the 16-year-old girl that she was under influence of evil spirits. She made arrangements to send the girl to Manai 'ashram' where Asaram allegedly sexually assaulted her in August.

Asaram was arrested in the case on September 1 and his aide Shiva was arrested a few days later.

Two more co-accused -- in-charge of hostel of Chhindwara Gurukul Sharad Chandra and cook Prakash -- have surrendered before the court on September 20.


Updated Date: Sep 26, 2013 23:01:15 IST