CBI Begins Probe Into Murder Of Asaram Rape Case Witness

24/10/2015 12:37 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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Indian spiritual guru Asaram Bapu (C, in white) is escorted by state police as he arrives at a local court in Gandhinagar, some 30 kms. from Ahmedabad, on October 15, 2013. The court ordered the spiritual guru to be under police custody until October 19 in connection with a sexual assault case. AFP PHOTO / Sam PANTHAKY (Photo credit should read SAM PANTHAKY/AFP/Getty Images)

Muzaffarnagar -- CBI has begun probe into the murder of a prime witness in a rape case against self-styled godman Asaram Bapu, and got all documents from the local police here.

According to SHO of Newmandi police station A K Singh, all papers in connection with the Akhil Gupta murder case were handed over to the CBI yesterday.

The Uttar Pradesh government had on July 24 recommended a CBI probe into the murder of Gupta in a rape case against Asaram Bapu.

35-year-old Akhil was shot at by unidentified persons on January 11 this year. Subsequently, he was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was declared dead.

He was a cook and personal aide of 74-year-old Asaram, who has been in jail since August, 2013, for allegedly sexually assaulting a 16-year-old schoolgirl.

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