Asaram Bapu's son Narayan Sai, who has been evading the police in a rape case
Spiritual guru Asaram Bapu's son Narayan Sai, who has been evading the Gujarat police ever since he was booked for rape 10 days ago, is facing deeper trouble. The police have decided to seek a non-bailable arrest warrant against him.
This comes on a day the Surat police told a court that Narayan Sai may have faked his signature on his affidavit for anticipatory bail in the alleged rape of two Surat-based sisters.
The sisters have accused the 75-year-old guru and his son of assaulting them repeatedly at their ashrams.
Asaram is in Ahmedabad, where he was brought on Monday on a transit remand from a Jodhpur jail where he has been lodged since September, on charges of sexually assaulting a schoolgirl.
His son, 41, has been missing despite police summons and an alert for him in airports. The court may decide on his plea for anticipatory bail tomorrow.
The police have raided Narayan Sai's suspected hideouts in Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar and Gujarat but without much success.
In brazen defiance of law, Narayan Sai even issued ads in newspapers denying the rape charges or that he was hiding.
The two sisters say they came forward with their complaint encouraged by the 15-year-old girl who went to the police accusing Asaram Bapu of sexually assaulting her in his ashram near Jodhpur in August.
The older sister alleges that Asaram Bapu repeatedly assaulted her between 1997 and 2006, when she was living in his ashram on the outskirts of Ahmedabad city. The younger sister has accused the godman's son of repeated sexual assaults between 2002 and 2004 when she was living in Asaram's Surat ashram.