16 April, Ahmedabad
The Gujarat High Court Thursday granted conditional bail of three weeks to Narayan Sai, son of Asaram, in a rape case. Justice Paresh Upadhyay granted the relief to Narayan to enable him to attend to his ailing mother Lakshmiben Harpalani.
In his plea, Sai said that his mother has been suffering from a spinal cord-related ailment and doctors have suggested a surgery.
Narayan is currently lodged in a Surat jail since his arrest in connection with the rape case in December 2013. A Surat-based woman had filed a rape case against Narayan accusing him of repeated sexual assault between 2002 and 2005 at his ashram.