February 17, 2005

CDs seized in priest scandal

The Telegraph

Ahmedabad, Feb. 17: The Ahmedabad crime branch today raided acharya Ajendra Prasad’s bungalows in Vallab Vidhyalay and Vadtal and seized 116 CDs, 123 floppies, a video camera and a laptop.

The raid comes in the wake of a priest of the Junagadh Swaminarayan temple and three touts of Tuesday’s arrest after the sadhu was caught on camera engaging in sex with women. Police had sought 14 days’ remand to investigate the scandal. The sleuths wanted to find out who financed the touts who said during interrogation that they had videographed sadhus having sex with women at Prasad’s behest.

The police raid was carried out in search of material to determine whether Prasad, who had been removed as head of the sect following a battle for supremacy, had masterminded the scandal to trap priests of the Vadtal sect.

Posted by kshaw at February 17, 2005 05:39 PM