Published On: Thu, Jul 16th, 2015

Woman IPS officer in Asaram rape probe receives threat letter

Ahmedabad: A letter has appeared here threatening Woman IPS officer who had investigated the rape case against self-styled godman Asaram.

ACP of women police station, Kanan Desai

ACP of women police station, Kanan Desai

The city crime branch has started an investigation to find out the truth behind the letter, which was sent by an unidentified person.

According to a release tonight by Ahmedabad crime branch, the city’s women’s police station received a letter two days back in which the sender had threatened ACP of women police station, Kanan Desai and inspector Divya Raviya.

As per the release, the sender has written ‘Sant Asaram Ashram’ on top of it and threatened the two women officers with dire consequences.

Raviya was the Investigating officer (IO) in the sexual assault case against Asaram while Desai was her superior officer when the charge-sheet was filed against him last year.

Security has been provided to the two women officers, police said, adding that two armed personnel have been deployed to ensure round-the-clock cover for the two officers.

Asaram was accused of repeated sexual assault by one of two Surat based sisters during her stay at his ashram in the Motera area of the city.

The younger sister had accused Asaram’s son Narayan Sai of repeated sexual assault during her stay at their Surat ashram.

PTI

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