Self-styled godman Asaram Bapu was today flown to Jodhpur by police, hours after his arrest from his ashram here for allegedly sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl. The Air India flight AI-635 carrying Asaram left at 7.50 AM and will land at New Delhi from where he will board another flight for Jodhpur, sources said.
Asaram, 72, was arrested by the Jodhpur Police after midnight from his Ashram and was taken to Indore Airport escorted by a large posse police personnel. He spent the night at the airport, the sources said.
The arrest was made after a team of doctors from Indore's Medical College found him fit for questioning and travel, the sources said. Armed with the medical report, a team of Jodhpur police arrested Asaram and whisked him in a white jeep about half an hour after the stroke of midnight, after waiting for nearly eight hours at the ashram.
The sexual assault case was filed by an inmate of his Chhindwara-based ashram in Madhya Pradesh. The assault allegedly took place in Jodhpur following which a case was initially registered in Delhi and later transferred to Jodhpur for probe.