The Delhi police have filed a case against controversial guru Asaram on the complaint of a 16-year-old girl alleging he sexually assaulted her in a Jodhpur Ashram recently.
The teenage girl along with her parents went to Kamla Market police station here on Tuesday and gave a written complaint against the 74-year-old self-styled god-man of sexually assaulting her.
“After sexual assault was confirmed in the medical examination of the girl, a case under relevant sections of IPC has been registered at Kamla Market police station. As the incident took place in Rajasthan, we have moved the case to Jodhpur,” said a police official.
However, a spokesperson of Asaram Bapu’s Ashram rubbished the charges.
“This is an entirely false case. It is yet another attempt to tarnish Bapu’s image. Let the investigation happen. Whoever is behind this (case) will be exposed,” said Neelam Dubey, the Ashram’s spokesperson.
Asaram had come under sharp criticism early this year after he made controversial remarks about the December 16 gang-rape case when he said that the girl would have escaped the ordeal had she called her attacker brothers and pleaded them for mercy.
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