Religious leader Asaram Bapu, who is facing charges of attempt to murder and criminal conspiracy after one of his followers lodged a complaint, would be interrogated if the need arises, Gujarat Director General of Police S S Khandwawala said on Monday.

Police had filed a criminal case against the godman after a follower Raju Chandak filed an FIR against Bapu and two others alleging that two unidentified persons in Ramnagar locality of Sabarmati had on December 5 fired at him.

He accused Bapu of masterminding the attack. He is being targetted since he had testified against the “guru” before the Trivedi Commission, probing the mysterious death of two ashram boys, Dipesh and Abhishek Vagh, in July last year, he allleged.

“Investigation against Asaram is going on under the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC). The law entitles police to interrogate the person against whom the complaint is filed,” Khandwawala said in reply to a query.

He said if need arises, Asaram Bapu could be questioned “anywhere“.

Asaram Bapu had approached the Gujarat High Court with a plea to quash the FIR against him, which the court had rejected. He has now approached the Supreme Court against the HC order.