SC stays order granting two weeks' furlough to Narayan Sai

SC stays order granting two weeks' furlough to Narayan Sai

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Thursday stayed the order on two weeks' furlough granted to Narayan Sai, the son of self-styled godman and rape convict Asaram Bapu, in a 2014 rape case.

Narayan Sai is convicted and, at present, undergoing a life imprisonment sentence in a 2014 rape case.

On June 24, the single-judge bench of the Gujarat High Court had granted furlough to Narayan Sai.

Sai had been awarded life imprisonment in a rape case filed against him by a former woman devotee in 2013. Surat Police had filed a 1,100-page charge sheet against Sai in 2014. A Surat court convicted Narayan Sai in 2019.

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Also, he had been fined Rs one lakh. The other four convicts have been sentenced to 10-year jail and fined Rs 5,000 each.

In 2013, after Asaram Bapu was arrested for raping a girl in Rajasthan, two Surat-based women accused the self-styled godman and his son of sexual exploitation.

The elder sister accused Asaram of sexual assaults at his Ahmedabad ashram. The younger sister accused Narayan Sai of sexual assaults at Asaram's ashram in the Jahangirpura area of Surat.

(With PTI inputs)