February 20, 2005

Sex scandal accused in police custody


February 19, 2005 21:49 IST

An Ahmedabad court on Saturday sent four accused in the Swaminarayan temple sex scam case to two days' police custody.

Metropolitan Magistrate D V Vaid remanded Bhimji Bhagat, Nandlal Kala, Himmat Lehri of Surat and Karsan Patel of Saila after the Ahmedabad Crime Branch sought time for questioning the accused.

The court asked the police to produce the four on February 22.

Four other accused, including Junagadh Swaminaryan temple priest Swami Bhaktiswarup, who were sent to remand earlier this week, will also be produced in the court on February 22.

The Ahmedabad Crime Branch had on February 15 seized a CD containing images of sadhus of Vadtal sect indulging in wild sexual acts.

Posted by kshaw at February 20, 2005 05:35 AM