Sexual assault case: HC to hear Asaram Bapu’s bail plea on Sept 18

Last Updated: Monday, September 16, 2013 - 15:29

Zee Media Bureau

Jodhpur: The Rajasthan High Court will on Wednesday hear the bail application of Asaram Bapu, who is accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl in his ashram.

Meanwhile, the controversial godman was sent to 14-days judicial custody by the Jodhpur District and Sessions Court in connection with the sexual assault case today.

On September 04 a lower court had rejected the bail plea of Asaram, who was arrested on September 1 from his Indore ashram.

Asaram, who was arrested from his ashram in Madhya Pradesh`s Indore, sought bail claiming that police erred in booking him under rape charges, which is non-bailable.

His aide Shiva, who is considered as a key witness in the case, is also under judicial custody.

Police is now looking forward to the other three co-accused - Shilpi, Sharad Chandra and a cook of the self-styled godman - to wrap up investigation and filing chargesheet in the case.

The girl alleged that the sexual assault took place on August 15 at Asaram`s ashram outside Jodhpur. The spiritual guru has denied the charge.



First Published: Monday, September 16, 2013 - 08:14

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