February 16, 2005

Priest, three others who masterminded CDs held

Express India

Express News Service

Ahmedabad, February 15: Sex, lies and videotape...the sex-on-CD scandal has all the ingredients of a potboiler and with Tuesday’s arrest of one of the priests who figured on a compact disc in a compromising position along with three others who masterminded the filming, the story’s getting murkier and murkier.

The probe by the Detection of Crime Branch has turned up several facts:
The dramatis personae were four priests and seven other persons who had planned and funded the operation. The CDs were shot at two Swaminarayan (Vadtal sect) temples in Junagadh and Bharuch and two private premises in Ahmedabad and Surat.

The three women who figured on the CDs told police during interrogation that they’d been lured with the promise that they would give birth to a male child.

Those arrested have been identified as Durlabhji Ramnikbhai Aaswadia aka Sadhu Bhaktiswaroop Guruswami Govindprasad Dasji, a priest at the Swaminarayan temple at Junagadh, and three followers of the sect — Mansukh Bhagat, Thakarshi Patel and Karsan Patel. DCB officials also seized pornography material in the form of books and playing cards from the residence of Sadhu Bhaktiswaroop.

Posted by kshaw at February 16, 2005 04:52 AM