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Surat Police issued a lookout notice against Asaram Bapu's son Narayan Sai, wife Lakshmi and daughter Bharti, on Monday, in a rape case.

Fresh complaints of sexual assault were registered against the controversial spiritual guru in Ahmedabad and against his son Narayan in Surat by two sisters on Sunday.

According to the FIR, Asaram's wife Lakshmi and his daughter Bharti were also booked for their alleged involvement in the incidents that took place in 2002 and 2004.

"Bapu ji and Narayan sai are saints, they don't know much about law. They are too busy meditating and praying," Neelam Dubey, Asaram's Public Relations Officer, told ANI news.

On Monday, Gujarat Police issued the notice fearing that Narayan and his family may escape abroad. Dubey reacted to the notice saying, "Narayan Sai is not a criminal that he will run away. He must be meditating in some Ashram or temple."

In the wake of the fresh rape charges against their spiritual leader and son, protesters stone pelted Asaram's ashram in the outskirts of Rajasthan's Jaipur capital on Monday.

In Ahmedabad, a mob gathered outside Asaram's ashram and protested against him.

When Asaram was charged with sexually assaul involving a 16-year-old schoolgirl in August, Jodhpur police had also sought a lookout notice for the self-styled godman, barring him from any foreign travels. He is currently in judicial custody at Jodhpur Central Jail.

A Jodhpur district and sessions court has extended the custody of Asaram and his accomplice Shiva till 11 October. Another one of his aides, Shilip, who worked as a warden in one of his ashrams, has been sent to eight days in judicial custody. 

Click here for Neelam Dubey's interview on fresh charges against Asaram and his son.

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