A local court today ordered 14-day judicial custody to self-styled godman Asaram Bapu who is facing charge of sexual assault on a 16-year-old girl in his ashram near here on August 15 night.
The accused saint, who was brought here yesterday after arrest in Indore on late Saturday night, was produced before the trial court this afternoon as the 24-hour remand granted to police for him was due to lapse this evening.
In the court the police has stated that it did not need further remand for the accused as the investigation with him for the time being were done and thus he might be sent in jail under judicial custody.
Accordingly the court sent Asaram to jail till September 15. The accused also told the court that he was unwell.
Meanwhile, Deputy Police Commissioner APS Lamba said, ‘’We did not seek police remand for further police custody for the accused.’’
He said the investigation for the time being are done and we have adequately strong case against the accused.
Outside the court, the ‘tainted guru’, faced the people’s ire as a mob held demonstration against him.