After rape charges, Asaram now booked for having 'unnatural sex'

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Asaram booked for having unnatural sex
Ahmedabad, Jan 17: In a not so shocking incident, now, Asaram is not only accused of raping the Surat-based woman but also charged for having unnatural sex with the victim at his Modasa ashram in north Gujarat.

According to the chargesheet provided to the Press Trust of India by a magistrate's court in Gandhinagar on Wednesday, the godman indulged in unnatural sex in the form of oral sex (under section 377 of Indian Penal Code) with the Surat-based victim (who lodged the case) and six other girls.

The 1,000-page chargesheet charges Asaram with violating section 376 (rape), section 377 (unnatural sex), section 342 (wrongful confinement), section 120 B (criminal conspiracy) and section 201 (causing disappearance of evidence of offence) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), among other charges.

According to the chargesheet, between 2001 and 2007 (years of stay of the victim), she was repeatedly sexually abused by Asaram with the help of other accused in the case.

Those named in the chargesheet apart from Asaram, are his wife Lakshmi, daughter Bharti and four women followers Dhruvben, Nirmala, Jassi and Meera who have been charged with abetment, illegal confinement and conspiracy.

"In 2005, Asaram had called the victim and six other girls to Modasa ashram where he performed oral sex with the victim and the other girls," the charge sheet mentions.

1,000-page chargesheet charges Asaram with violating section 377

The two Surat-based sisters had spoken out about their sexual exploitation at the hands of Asaram and his son Narayan Sai after the godman was arrested in the first case.

The Surat police had on October 6 last year registered complaints filed by two sisters -- one against Asaram and the other against Narayan Sai -- of rape, sexual assault, illegal confinement and other charges.

Asaram is now lodged in Jodhpur jail while Narayan Sai has been arrested by the Surat police and is now in judicial custody.

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