Self-styled godman Asaram Bapu's judicial custody was extended on Friday by another 14 days, till October 25, by a Jodhpur court in connection with a sexual assault case.
According to television channel reports, the Jodhpur based court also extended custody of his two close aides, including former ashram supervisor Shilpi.
Asaram had earlier moved a bail application in the Rajasthan High Court, which was rejected.
According to television reports, the court of the district and sessions judge (Jodhpur Rural) will, meanwhile, decide on the plea by a Gujarat Police team seeking custody of Asaram for questioning him in connection with a sexual assault case lodged by two sisters from Surat against him and his son.
According to the FIR, Asaram raped the elder sister at his Ahmedabad ashram and his son raped the younger one in Surat between 2002-04.
Asaram, 72, was arrested on September 1 on allegations of sexual assault of a minor at his ashram in Jodhpur and is currently in jail.
Asaram has been booked under Sections 376, 342, 506 and 509 of the IPC, Section 8 of the Prevention of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) and Sections 23 and 26 of the Juvenile Justice Act.