Jodhpur: In what will bring more difficulties for Asaram Bapu, the Rajasthan police have accessed a video clip in the caretaker of the spiritual guru, Shiva’s mobile featuring the controversial godman having a girl, reports said on Friday. Earlier, it had been reported that Shiva possessed CDs featuring the controversial preacher together with his female followers in his dhyan ki kutiya (meditation hut). Based on reports in Hindi newspapers, Asaram Bapu accustomed to make the CDs of him together with his female devotees in the hut to be able to blackmail them.
Meanwhile, Additional Advocate General (AAG) Anand Purohit yesterday asserted the sexual assault case involving allegations against Asaram was fit for trial inside a fast-track court. Talking to reporters, Purohit said the prosecution could also consider making one of Asaram’s associates, Shiva or Shilpi, a government witness.
While Shiva, an aide of Asaram’s, is within police custody, Shilpi, the warden in the Chhindwara Gurukul where the girl was a student, continues to be absconding. Jodhpur police said they have established a powerful link in connection with the case between and Shiva and Shilpi. “Shilpi is a vital link within the investigation… Shiva was the mediator between Shilpi and Asaram,” DCP Ajay Pal Lamba told reporters here. “It is Shilpi who planned to transmit the girl to Asaram by convincing her that they was under the spell of evil spirits and just Bapu could save her,” the DCP added. “Shilpi was at regular touch with the parents of the girl to be able to convince them about taking their daughter either to the ashram at Jodhpur or in Ahmedabad,” he explained.
There were dozens of calls exchanged between Shilpi, Shiva and also the girl’s parents from August 13 to fifteen, the day when the 16-yr-old-girl was allegedly sexually assaulted at Manai ashram through the accused.Asaram Bapu, who was arrested for sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl, happens to be lodged in Jodhpur Central Jail following a court on Monday sent him to 14-day judicial custody. The minor has alleged the sexual assault took place August 15 at Asaram’s ashram outside Jodhpur city and also the complaint was filed by her August 20. The godman has denied the charge. Police, however, claimed they’d a water-tight case against him.