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More victims of Asaram Bapu out there? Cops receive fresh complaints

September 06, 2013 16:16 IST

Jodhpur Police have said they have received fresh complaints against Asaram Bapu, who is currently behind bars over charges of sexual assault of a minor.

The police have dispatched teams to the Ahmedabad ashram of the self-styled godman to collect evidence in the case against him.

Many victims have started coming forward with their complaints against Asaram, police said, without disclosing the nature of the complaint or the identity of the alleged victims.

They have also offered to help police in their investigation.

Police have denied reports that they have in their possession CDs or video clippings given by Asaram's aide Shiva.

"We have not received any such CD or video clipping so far, showing bapu or any of his activities. We have obtained some evidence from the interrogation of Shiva and are in the process of its verification," Deputy Commissioner of Police Ajay Pal Lamba said.

Police teams have been sent to Asaram's ashram in Ahmedabad to collect evidence in the case.

Lamba said that the case is under investigation and they are yet to interrogate Shilpi, the warden at the Chhindwara Gurukul, where the girl was a student.

Shilpi allegedly sent the girl to Asaram.

"She is on our radar and we will arrest her at an appropriate time," he said, adding Asaram's driver and cook will also be interrogated.

Police will also cross-examine Shiva and Shilpi and if needed.

Photograph Courtesy: http://www.ashram.org/

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