Rediff India Abroad
 Rediff India Abroad Home  |  All the sections


The Web

India Abroad

Sign up today!

Article Tools
Email this article
Top emailed links
Print this article
Contact the editors
Discuss this article

Home > News > PTI

Sex scandal: Priest in police custody

February 16, 2005 18:32 IST

An Ahmedabad court on Wednesday sent the priest of the Junagadh Swaminarayan temple in Gujarat and three others to six days in police custody in connection with a sex scandal.

Metropolitan Magistrate D V Vaid remanded Swami Bhaktiswarup and his alleged accomplices -- Mansukh Bhagat, Bhanu Bhagat and Thakkarsinh Patel -- in police custody till February 22.

Earlier Report: Swaminarayan temple priest held in sex scandal

The Ahmedabad crime branch had on Tuesday seized a CD containing images of sadhus indulging in sexual acts.

Seeking the custody, the police told the court that they needed to find out who financed the whole operation.

The images were shot at different places, including Ahmedabad, Surat, Bharuch and Junagadh, and were complied into one CD, the police said.

The police had also recovered sleazy literature, condoms and contraceptive pills from the priest's residence.

All the accused have been booked under various sections of the Indian Penal Code, Information Technology Act and Immoral Trafficking Act.

More reports from Gujarat
Read about: Gujarat Riots | Earthquake hits India

© Copyright 2006 PTI. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PTI content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent.
Share your comments


Copyright 2006 India Limited. All Rights Reserved.