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Sexual assault case: Asaram Bapu to be released from jail?

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 08:40

Zee Media Bureau

Jodhpur: Controversial godman Asaram Bapu, lodged in a jail since September 2 last year after he was booked in a sexual assault case, on Tuesday seemed confident of getting out of prison in two days.

Speaking to reporters, Asaram said that game will come to an end in another two days, thus indicating his possible release from jail.
Last week, the local magistrate`s court committed (transferred) the case of rape against Asaram to the sessions court here.

Chief Judicial Magistrate JB Parikh ordered "committal of proceedings" and posted the hearing to May 23.
The case here relates to the complaint filed by a Surat-based woman, who has alleged that Asaram exploited her sexually when she was staying in his Ashram from 1997 to 2006.

Her younger sister has filed similar complaint against Asaram`s son, Narayan Sai.

In the present case, apart from Asaram and his wife, their daughter Bharti and four of his women followers have been named as accused.

With PTI inputs

First Published: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 08:40
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