Son of religious leader Asaram Bapu and a so-called godman, Narayan Sai admitted to Asaram Gurukul’s negligence in the case of the mysterious deaths of two minor students of the school, Dipesh and Abhishek, which created massive uproar in 2008.
Sai, who appeared before justice (retired) DK Trivedi inquiry commission on Sunday held a media conference on Monday with his lawyer BM Gupta. Replying to a question on negligence on part of the Gurukul, Sai admitted to carelessness on part of the school authorities and said: “I believe there is some negligence.”
However, Sai, who was trying to skirt many of the volleys couldn’t duck questions regarding contradictions over his statement lodged before the CID crime and testimony before the inquiry commission. Media grilled him about his stay at Motera Ashram for two days from July 3, 2008 when the two boys went missing.
In his statement before the cops, Sai admitted to staying in the Ashram for two days — on July 4 and 5. However, before the commission he gave different version that he had left from the doors of the Ashram on July 3 and did not halt there.
Defending the altered versions, a defiant Sai said: “The CID has manipulated my statement and I never told this (over his two days stay at Ashram) before the investigation officer. I had come to know of this fact only when the statement was shown to me by the cops.”
He, however, cast aspersions on the activities of Gurukul’s teacher Anil Goswami. “Goswami got a job in the Ashram by hiding his religion. He was actually a Christian and unqualified too. He went on a two-day leave after the two boys went missing. The police should probe him.”