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Like father Asaram his son Narayan Sai too convicted of rape

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Surat: The Surat Sessions Court on Friday pronounced Narayan Sai, son of self-styled godman Asaram, guilty in a 2013 rape case. The quantum of sentence will be announced on April 30.

Narayan Sai, 40, was arrested from Pipli near Haryana’s Kurukshetra in December 2013 after two sisters from Surat filed rape complaints against him and his father Asaram in October that year.

His father, Ashumal Harpalani alias Asaram, was convicted for life for raping a minor girl in Rajasthan last year.

 

Asaram, Narayan Sai, Self Pro claimed Godman, Surat, Gujarat, Regional news

 

One of the sisters had accused Sai, who also claims himself a godman, of repeated sexual assaults when they were living at Asaram’s ashram between 2002 and 2005 in Surat. The victim’s elder sister had also made a similar allegation against Asaram while she was living at an Ahmedabad ashram between 1997 and 2006.

They had lodged separate complaints against Sai and Asaram. Police had booked Asaram and his son Narayan Sai on charges of rape, sexual assault, illegal confinement and other offences.

Four of Sai’s aides were also arrested in the case.

 

Self-styled godman Asaram’s son Narayan Sai too convicted of rape:

 

Two chargesheets were filed against 35 persons, while the prosecution had produced 53 witnesses and defence had 14 witnesses.

The arrests of Asaram and son had sparked a series of attacks on key witnesses.

 

Asaram, Narayan Sai, Self Pro claimed Godman, Surat, Gujarat, Regional news

 

Three witnesses, closely associated with them, were killed, including a Rajkot-based Ayurveda doctor Amrut Prajapati, who was shot dead outside his clinic.

A cook and an aide of Asaram named Akhil Gupta was shot dead in his home town Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh and Kripal Singh, a witness in the Jodhpur rape case, died a day after he was shot at in Shahjahanpur in Uttar Pradesh.

Meanwhile, Narayan Sai is also facing charges of attempting to bribe policemen of Rs 8 crore for helping him in getting bail and acquittal.

 

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Irritated over defeat Akhilesh Yadav sacks all party’s spokespersons

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Lucknow: In an unexpected development, Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav has sacked its panel of leaders who act as its spokespersons on television channels.

 

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In a statement issued here on Friday, party spokesperson Rajendra Chaudhary said: “The appointment of all party panelists has been cancelled on the directives of national President Akhilesh Yadav.”

 

After unexpected defeat Akhilesh Yadav sacks party’s spokespersons:

 

He further asked the TV channels not to invite any of the panelists for debates.

 

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Apparently, the decision comes after the failure of the SP panelists to defend the poor performance of the SP-BSP alliance in the Lok Sabha elections in Uttar Pradesh.

 

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