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Builders summoned in temple sex CD case

February 17, 2005 14:57 IST

Policeon Thursdayissued summons to three Surat-based builders for questioning in a sex CD scam allegedly involving priests of the Vadtal sectattached to a Swaminarayan temple in Gujarat.

"Involvment of three Surat-based builders has emerged. We need to know more about theirrole,"police sources said.

Priest in police custody| Priest to be dismissed from sect

The Ahmedabad crime branch had on Tuesday seized a CD containing images of sadhus indulging in wild sexual acts and arrested Junagadh Swaminarayan templepriest, Swami Bhaktiswarup, and three others.

The policedid notsay if Swami Bhaktiswarup revealed names of other senior functionaries of the Vadtal sectsuspected tobe involved in the case.

A senior functionary of the Vadtal sect has assured that all thepriests shown in the CD would be removed from the sect soon.

Bhaktiswarup and three others were part of the group that made the CD by placing hidden camerasin temples and locations in Surat, Ahmedabad, Rajkot and Vadtal.

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