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Asaram Bapu supporters want FIR quashed

A spokesman said the girl's complaint was an attempt to malign Asaram Bapu

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Around 500 supporters of Friday gathered outside the Kamla Market police station in central Delhi, where a girl had lodged a complaint alleging by the spiritual leader, and asked that the be quashed.

The supporters gathered at the police station around 10 a.m., and raised slogans against the police and the media, accusing them of trying to dent the image of the spiritual leader.

Later, the supporters of marched towards Jantar Mantar.

According to the complaint, the took place Aug 15 at an ashram in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, where the girl had gone for medical treatment.

The girl, a native of Uttar Pradesh's Shahjahanpur district, visited along with her family. Police said took the girl to a separate room on the pretext of treating her illness and sexually assaulted her.

A spokesman for the spiritual leader, who enjoys a wide following across the country and abroad, said the girl's complaint was an attempt to malign

First Published: Fri, August 23 2013. 12:12 IST