Narayan Sai’s aides detained for bribing cops; Rs 5 cr seized
A sub-inspector and five aides of self-styled godman Asaram’s son Narayan Sai were detained on Friday for allegedly attempting to bribe the cops and other officials in a bid to weaken the sexual assault case against him and Rs 5 crore seized from their possesion.
Police said the Rs 5 crore seized from Sai’s aides was allegedly meant to be given as bribe to cops, doctors and judicial officials.
‘PSI CK Kumbhani, posted at detection of crime branch (DCB), Surat, was detained along with five other Narayan Sai aides who tried to bribe the police to weaken Sai’s sexual assault case,’ deputy commissioner of police (Crime) Shobha Bhutada said.
‘Cash worth Rs 1 crore was seized from Sai’s associate Uday Sanghani and Rs 4 crore was recovered from Ketan Patel, a real estate developer based here,’ the police said, adding that all the six have been taken into custody.
PSI Kumbhani was also detained for demanding money, promising that he would distribute it to police officers, doctors and judicial officials in order to weaken the rape case, the police said.
Narayan Sai, 40, is in judicial remand in connection with a rape case against him.
Sai was brought to the city on 4 December after he was arrested by the Delhi Police from the Delhi-Haryana border, along with his two aides after a car chase.
Two sisters had lodged complaints against Narayan Sai and his father Asaram of rape, sexual assault, illegal confinement and other charges.