Acting on a court directive, police have booked a former caretaker of Asaram's ashram here, for allegedly "conspiring to implicate" the tainted self-styled godman by claiming that three children were buried inside the premises.
Bhola Nath, a resident of Jaipur in Rajasthan, was booked yesterday, police said. The police had started a probe into the Nath's allegations after a court's directions four days ago. According to the police, during the course of the trial they picked up a youth, Vikrant Sharma. Sharma told police that Bhola had asked him to arrange skeletons of three children and get them buried inside the premises. Sharma produced a CD of the phone call before the court, which, after reviewing it, directed police to register a case against the former caretaker of the ashram.
Earlier, a compliant was filed before the court by a one Raj Kumar here that three children were murdered and buried inside Asaram's Bhagwati Nagar ashram. Kumar had approached the court after hearing the statement given by Bhola on a TV channel. The court had then directed the police to register a case and start investigations into the complaint.
Now, a police team is being deputed to arrest Bhola and bring him to Jammu for investigations, they added. The controversial self-styled godman is already in jail along with some of his associates in the alleged sexual assault of a teenage girl at his Jodhpur ashram.
Earlier in 2008, two minor boys were found dead under mysterious circumstances near Asaram's Ahmedabad ashram.