March 01, 2005

Sex scandal: Two more Swaminarayan sadhus nabbed in Gujarat


Ahmedabad, Mar 1 (UNI) Two more sadhus of the Swaminarayan sect have been arrested in Mooli Mandir in Surendranagar district in connection with the sex CD scandal involving a priest of Junagadh.

The sadhus - Prabhudas alias P P Swami and Prayam Vallabh Swami alias Kakaswami - were nabbed by the State Crime Branch late last night, Investigating Officer N K Amin told UNI here.

The scandal was allegedly a fallout of group rivalry in the sect.

The earlier arrests were made on February 15 by a Crime Branch team.

While the priest, Bhaktiswarupwas has been charged with trafficking of women, the other three - Mansuk Patel, Banubhai Patel and Takkarsinh Patel - were taken into custody under Prevention of Immoral Trafficking Act for making videos of the sexual acts and distributing them in the form of CDs, D G Vanzara, Additional Commissioner of Police (Crime) had said at a press conference after their arrest.

Posted by kshaw at March 1, 2005 04:04 AM