Two persons have been arrested by the city Crime Branch for allegedly attacking a man who was earlier a follower of controversial self-styled godman Asaram, but later turned against him, police said on Monday.

"We have arrested Basav Raj and Sheetal Prajapati in the case of firing on Asaram’s former follower Raju Chandak in 2009 in Chandkheda area of the city," a Crime Branch official said.

Chandak, after the mysterious death of two cousins Dipesh and Abhisek Vaghela of Asaram boarding school, had distanced himself from the godman.

He had later deposed before Justice DK Trivedi Commission which was appointed to probe the mysterious death of the two boys.

Police is also investigating the role of these two arrested persons in connection with the attacks on witnesses of rape cases filed against Asaram and his son Narayan Sai, the official said.