Ahmedabad : The Gujarat High Court granted regular bail to an accused in the murder of Amrut Prajapati, a key witness in the rape case allegedly involving self-styled godman Asaram, on the ground he was not directly named in the dying declaration of the victim, reports PTI.
Justice P P Bhatt granted bail to Basavraj Avanna Talloi, arrested for the murder of Prajapati who was shot dead in a Rajkot clinic two years back by unidentified assailants.
The judge observed the accused was not directly named by Prajapati in his dying declaration. He asked Basavraj not to leave Gujarat and mark his presence in a local police station every Thursday.
City Crime Branch sleuths had arrested Basavraj, a native of Bijapur in Karnataka, in September last year from Bengaluru for his alleged involvement in orchestrating attacks on witnesses in rape cases registered against Asaram and his son Narayan Sai, filed in Ahmedabad and Surat, respectively.
The witnesses were former aides of Asaram and his son.