Controversial godman Asaram Bapu, who had been lodged in Jodhpur jail since August in a sexual assault case, was on Monday brought to the city for interrogation in a similar case registered against him in Surat.
Asaram was brought in a flight here by the city police amid tight security.
Police sources said that he was taken to Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) office on the outskirts of the city.
Surat Police had recently registered complaints filed by two sisters—one against Asaram and another against his son Narayan Sai— of rape, sexual assault, illegal confinement and other charges.
The complaint against Asaram was transferred to Chandkheda police station in Ahmedabad as the incident took place in Asaram’s ashram here.
The elder of the two sisters, in her complaint, had accused Asaram of sexual assault between 1997 and 2006 during the time she had been living in his ashram on the outskirts of Ahmedabad city.
The younger sisters had filed a complaint against Sai, accusing him of repeated sexual assault between 2002 and 2005 when she was living in their Surat ashram. The whereabouts of Sai are not known.
Both Asaram and Sai had filed petitions in the Gujarat High Court seeking quashing of sexual assault complaints against them.
Meanwhile after directions by a local court, the Jammu Police will probe into the allegations that three children, who died under mysterious circumstances, were buried at Asaram Bapu’s ashram near Bhagwati Nagar area in Jammu.- PTI