2000 Followers Ready to Kill for Asaram: Murder Suspect Confession to Police

Published: 27th July 2015 04:58 AM  |   Last Updated: 27th July 2015 05:01 AM   |  A+A-


In a chilling revelation, Narayan Panday, the man who allegedly murdered a prime witness in Asaram case said that the godman has an army of 2000 followers who would live, die or even kill for Asaram.

After his revelations to the police, security has been tightened around the Shahjahanpur girl who accused Asaram of rape.

"Judging from Pandey's confession, more bloodshed is likely to follow as Pandey and his associates are also desperately baying for the blood of the Shahjahanpur girl who accused Asaram of rape, as well as her father," JP Tiwari, Inspector of Sadar Bazar police station said.

Kripal Singh was murdered on July 10 and Tiwari was in-charge of the interrogation of Panday said that he confessed to the crime. “….We have already provided personal gunners to all the witnesses in the case and posted armed guards at their houses to avert any untoward incident in future." Babloo Kumar, SP of Shahjahanpur told to Times of India.

Pandey reportedly refused to cover his face while transporting him and said “I am not a criminal and whatever I have done is for Bapuji, who is the son of god. The developments are part of a well-planned conspiracy hatched by Bapu's critics to stall his release.” Asaram close aides asked Panday to make a deal of Rs 50 Lakh with the victim’s father and Rs 25 Lakh with Kripal Singh to withdraw their complaint. However, since neither budged for his offer, a plan to murder Kripal Singh was hatched and executed.

Asaram has been in a jail in Jodhpur since September 2013. Two months later, he, along with his son Narayan Sai, was booked for the alleged rape of two sisters at their ashram in Gujarat's Surat.

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