February 16, 2005

Sex scandal: Priest in police custody


February 16, 2005 18:32 IST

An Ahmedabad court on Wednesday sent the priest of the Junagadh Swaminarayan temple in Gujarat and three others to six days in police custody in connection with a sex scandal.

Metropolitan Magistrate D V Vaid remanded Swami Bhaktiswarup and his alleged accomplices -- Mansukh Bhagat, Bhanu Bhagat and Thakkarsinh Patel -- in police custody till February 22.

The Ahmedabad crime branch had on Tuesday seized a CD containing images of sadhus indulging in sexual acts.

Seeking the custody, the police told the court that they needed to find out who financed the whole operation.

Posted by kshaw at February 16, 2005 09:41 AM