Congress on Friday attacked Finance Minister Arun Jaitley over his "small rape incident" remark terming it a "huge injustice" but also faced uncomfortable questions over its spokesperson Salman Khurshid pleading in a court for bail of rape accused Asaram Bapu a few days back.
Gujarat High Court on Monday issued notice to the Gujarat government over the bail petition filed by controversial self-styled godman Asaram Bapu`s son Narayan Sai, currently lodged at Surat jail on the charges of rape and conspiring to bribe officials to weaken the case against him.
The Gujarat High Court issued a notice to the Gujarat government here Tuesday in connection with disgraced spiritual guru Asaram`s regular bail plea in the rape case filed against him by a Surat-based girl.
A local court reserved its judgement today on a revision petition filed on the issue of Narayan Sai allegedly hurting Sikh religious sentiments by sporting a Sikh style turban and beard, when he was nabbed by the police.
One of the lawyers representing self-styled godman Asaram today quit citing personal reasons leading to which a court here adjourned the ongoing cross examination of the teenage girl and also slapped a fine on the defence as no other lawyer was ready to further the proceedings.
Alleging a nexus between the jail and Ayurveda University hospital administration to help Asaram avoid court appearances in the sexual assault case, the prosecution on Tuesday moved an application in the court seeking a probe into the matter.
Claiming that Asaram Bapu was not appearing in court on health grounds despite doctors declaring him fit, the prosecution today moved an application seeking continuance of trial in the absence of the self-styled godman, who is accused of sexually assaulting a teenage girl.