Aaquib Chhipa, Ahmedabad: Gujarat High Court has granted furlough to self-styled godman Asaram Bapu’s son – Narayan Sai who is serving life imprisonment in a rape case of 2014.
A furlough is granted once a year to imprisoned convicts to enable them some time with family and society. Gujarat High Court ordered Narayan Sai to furnish a personal bond of Rs5000 before the jail authorities.
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Narayan Sai sought furlough on the grounds that his mother is suffering from life-endangering ailments and her heart functions only to the extent of 40% of its capacity due to a cardiac arrest that she suffered earlier.
Last month, Sai had filed for an interim bail of 10 days to meet his parents which is pending before the Gujarat high court.
The father of Narayan Sai – Asharam Bapu is lodged in a prison in Jodhpur in Rajasthan. He was convicted by the Rajasthan High Court for the sexual assault of a minor. Another case in Gujarat is under trial in Gandhinagar Court.
Narayan Sai was sentenced to life imprisonment by Surat sessions court in a rape case filed by two sisters in two different complaints against him and his father. The younger of two sisters had alleged that Sai had sexually assaulted her when she was in Surat Ashram from 2002 to 2005.
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