A local court on Friday deferred the bail plea of Shilpi, a key aide of Asaram Bapu and co-accused in the case of alleged sexual exploitation of a teenage girl, till October 9.
Shilpi, the warden of Asaram's 'ashram' in Chhindwara district of Madhya Pradesh, had allegedly conspired to send the girl, who was a student there, to Asaram in Jodhpur.
Shilpi had surrendered before the court here on September 25 after Rajasthan High Court had rejected her anticipatory bail plea on the same day.
With this, all five accused in the case, including Asaram himself, have been sent to judicial custody and they will be produced before the court on October 11.
Besides Asaram, the other accused in the case are Shiva (attendant of Asaram), Sharad Chandra (director of the Gurukul), Prakash (Asaram's cook) and now Shilpi.