Saturday, August 31, 2013

Asaram desperate to evade police; journalists attacked in Jodhpur

Indore/Bhopal, August 31, 2013(7star news);-To arrest self-styled godman Asaram, who has been evading questioning in a case involving sexual assault on a minor girl, a Jodhpur Police team left for Indore, where he is believed to be hiding in an ashram on Khandwa Road.

However, superintendent of police, Indore, Govind Ravat said Asaram was not in Indore. In fact, the inspector general of police, Indore, said they will cooperate in arresting the godman if Rajasthan Police provides evidence about his presence in the city.

Also, the police have sealed Jodhpur borders to prevent Asaram\'s supporters from entering the city. The precaution was taken after scores of Bapu\'s supporters attacked a reporter and a cameraman of a TV news channel on Saturday morning near his ashram in Pal area.

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A reporter and a video journalist of CNN-IBN sustained injuries and their camera and equipment were damaged before villagers living near the ashram rescued them.

Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot said the RSS activists were to blame for the attack.

Reports said the supporters were evicted and the ashram has been sealed. Reports also said the police have already arrested six persons from outside the ashram.

The incident took place at around 9am, when the TV channel crew had gone to the ashram to report about a gathering of Bapu\'s supporters even as the controversial godman evaded arrest in a sexual assault case filed against him by a minor.

A group of his supporters took advantage of the police\'s absence at the ashram to assault the channel crew and damage their camera.

\"We were rescued by some villagers but the police took one hour to reach the site,\" said the channel\'s reporter Bhawani Singh.

He alleged that senior police officers didn\'t pick their phone calls and a few policemen reached the site only after the police control room was informed.

Asaram\'s supporters have been gathering in Jodhpur since the last two days and more that 2,000 people from different parts of the country have already assembled here.

Lamba added that additional police force, including four companies of the Rajasthan Armed Constabulary (RAC), have been kept on alert. Women constables have also been called from the neighboring districts.

\"Supporters are coming here to express their sentiments and emotions towards Asaram and all are observing satsang peacefully,\" Chanchal Raj Sharma, an ashram spokesperson said.

The Jodhpur Police had asked Asaram to appear before the police for questioning by August 30 based on a girl\'s complaint on August 20, accusing him of sexually assaulting her at his ashram in Rajasthan\'s Jodhpur city. The deadline lapsed last night and his arrest seems likely now.
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