February 18, 2005

Sex scam: Ajendra Prasad's house raided in Vidyanagar


February 18, 2005

The city crime branch on Thursday seized original videocassette of the Swaminarayan sex scandal case from Swami Ajendra Prasad's residence in Vidyanagar.

Additional commissioner (crime branch) D.G. Vanjara informed that the raids were conducted at two places, Vidyanagar and Anand. Mr. Vanjara said a computer, floppies and CDs have been seized from Ajendra Parsad's residence. Crime branch suspects that more names are likely to be disclosed in the scam after the Thursday seizure.

The raids were conducted after one of the four persons arrested on Tuesday - Bhanu Bhagat - admitted in the court that Ajendra Prasad is also involved in the scam.

The crime branch had arrested four persons - Mansukh Bhagat, Bhanu Bhagat, Thakarsi Patel and priest Sadhu Baktiswarup Das - on Tuesday under the Prevention of Immoral Trafficking Act, for sale of obscene material and for hurting religious sentiments of the people.

Meanwhile, the builders who were asked by the police to remain present at the crime branch presented themselves at the stipulated time. Mr. Vanjara said Nandlal Kala, Jayanti Bhagat and Himmatlal Laheri are being interrogated in connection with the sex scam. The crime branch suspects that more names could be disclosed during the interrogation.

Posted by kshaw at February 18, 2005 08:32 AM