Hindustan Times


      Ahmedabad/Jaipur, August 28, 2013, HT


        In a blow to

Asaram Bapu

        , the


      police on Wednesday said charges


      levelled against the self-styled godman by the 16-year-old girl were likely


      to be true. The police said they had not found any contradiction between


      the statements of the girl and evidences gathered during investigation.



        “The charges levelled by the victim have also been confirmed during the


          interrogation of warden and caretaker at


        ,” said deputy


        commissioner of police Ajay Pal Lamba.



          The police have also rejected Asaram’s plea seeking more time for making an


          appearance for interrogation on August 30.



            The hostel warden and a caretaker from the gurukul in Chhindawar where the


            girl was studying have been asked to appear before police on Thursday.



              Jodhpur police also dispatched its factual report of the case to the


              ministry of home affairs.



                “We have sent the detailed report in the Asaram case required by the home


                ministry,” a senior police official said.



                  Meanwhile, sparking another row, Asaram’s son Narayan Sai said the teenage


                  victim was “mentally unstable”.



                    “She used to take around two to two-and-half hours to bathe. And even


                      during recess while in Chhindwara gurukul in

                Madhya Pradesh

                    , she took 45


                    minutes. She seemed to be mentally unstable. To solve this problem, the


                    parents of the girl accompanied her from Chhindwara to Jodhpur to take her


                      to Asaram Bapu,” Sai said, to his supporters in




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