Pune: Supporters of 84-year-old Asaram Bapu staged protests in front of the Serum Institute of India (SII) after Prime Minister Narendra Modi landed at the vaccine manufacturing facility at Hadapsar on Saturday (November 28) evening. Police have arrested three persons in connection with these protests.
The arrested suspects have been identified as Rishikesh Suhas Devare, Santosh Hiralal Shejwal and Santosh Devare. All three suspects belong to the Yuva Seva Sangh organisation based in Pune. The protesting supporters demanded immediate release of Asaram Bapu who has been lodged in jail since 2013.
Asaram Bapu was arrested in 2013 on the complaint filed by a teenage girl from Uttar Pradesh’s Shahjahanpur. She had accused him of sexually assaulting her at his Jodhpur ashram. The victim was a student at Asaram’s ashram.