Devotees of Asharam Bapu have taken their arms to bring down his Ashram at Pardi taluka and burnt part of the ashram outrage. Devotees donated land for construction of Ashram have also joined hands in burning the Ashram, police said.
Surat Police had recently registered complaints filed by two sisters – one against Ashram and another against his son Narayan Sai – of rape, sexual assault, illegal confinement and other charges.
The complaint against Ashram was transferred to Chandkheda police station in Ahmedabad as the incident took place in his ashram here. The case is going on in Gandhinagar court as Chandkheda area falls in Gandhinagar district.
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 sister 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. Sai has already filed for anticipatory bail in a court in Surat.
Earlier, Asaram was arrested by Jodhpur police in a sexual assault case filed against him by a school girl studying in his ashram.
The two sisters had come forward to register case against Ashram and Sai after family of the brave schoolgirl registered a case against the senior.
His son Sai is absconding after sexual assault case was filed against him by younger sister.