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  • Asaram moves mercy plea to Rajasthan governor, seeks dilution of life sentence

    Jodhpur: Self-styled godman Asaram, who was convicted for raping a minor girl, has sent a mercy plea to the governor of Rajasthan seeking dilution of his life sentence. On April 25, a Jodhpur court had sentenced Asaram to life in prison after finding him guilty of raping a teenage girl in his ashram five years ago.

  • Bhopal: With Asaram’s fall, sale of ashram products drops

    Bhopal: Despite conviction, Asaram Bapu’s name still sells. Around 15 general stores named after him are continuing with the business as always. However, the sale of his Ashram products has dipped after the tainted saint was jailed for life for teen rape. The main general store on the premises of jailed Asaram’s Gandhinagar Ashram offers a wide variety of ayurvedic and non-ayurvedic products including.

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    Indore: Asaram is a Mahatma, says Mahant Nritya Gopal Das

    Indore: Though self-styled tainted godman Asaram Bapu has been convicted by the special trial court in Jodhpur in a rape case, Ram Janmbhumi Nyas president Mahant Nritya Gopal Das said Asaram is innocent and has fallen prey to a conspiracy.

  • Asaram rape verdict: Why not death sentence, asks Rakhi Sawant

    Mumbai: Controversial actress Rakhi Sawant is happy that self-styled godman Asaram has been “punished” for raping a minor girl but she wonders why he was given only a life sentence. A Special Court in Jodhpur on Wednesday convicted Asaram for raping a minor girl at his ashram in Rajasthan in 2013 and sentenced him to a prison term for life till his natural death.

  • Asaram rape case verdict: Asaram sentenced to life imprisonment for raping minor in 2013 

    The Jodhpur Schedule Caste and Schedule Tribe Court sentenced self-styled godman Asaram to life imprisonment for raping a minor in 2013. Two other accused sentenced to 20 years in jail. The three accused, including Asaram have been convicted for raping a 16-year-old girl in an ashram. Two other accused have been acquitted by Jodhpur Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe Court in a rape case. The judgement in the case was pronounced inside the Jodhpur

  • Asaram rape case verdict: Rape victim’s father happy to get justice

    Shahjahanpur: The father of the teenager raped by Asaram today expressed satisfaction over the Jodhpur court verdict convicting the self-styled godman and   thanked the judiciary and the media for it.  “I am happy to get justice,” the rape victim’s father said after Asaram’s conviction by a Jodhpur court.  “We had complete faith in the judiciary and are happy that we got justice,” he told mediapersons soon after

  • Asaram rape case verdict: Security beefed up in Ahmedabad, Surat

    Ahmedabad: The Gujarat police has stepped up security outside two of the prominent ashrams of self-styled godman Asaram in the state, as a court in Rajasthan convicted him in a rape case today. Asaram was convicted by a court in Jodhpur for raping a teenager at his ashram in Rajasthan in 2013.

  • Asaram rape case verdict: My life under threat, says key witness

    Panipat (Haryana): Asaram Bapu former aide and a key witness in the case, Mahendra Chawla on Wednesday requested the Centre for additional security as he believed his life, like other witnesses, is constantly under threat.

  • Asaram’s supporter detained ahead of rape case verdict

    Jodhpur: A supporter of Asaram was detained today outside the Central Jail in Jodhpur where prohibitory orders have been clamped in view of a trial court verdict in the rape case against the self-styled godman. Asaram’s supporter reached near the jail and tried to put a garland on his poster, but the policemen nabbed him.  The poster was put on a wall of a corridor outside the jail boundary where the family

  • Asaram rape case: All you need to know ahead of verdict

    Jodhpur (Rajasthan): Nearly five years after rape charges were levelled against self-styled godman, Asaram Bapu, the Jodhpur Schedule Caste and Schedule Tribe Court is set to pronounce its verdict today.

  • Tight security in Jodhpur ahead of verdict in Asaram case

    Jodhpur: Security has been stepped up and prohibitory orders issued in the city ahead of the trial court verdict in the rape case against self-styled godman Asaram tomorrow. As per the directions of the Rajasthan High Court, the trial court will deliver its verdict in the case in Jodhpur Central Jail premises.

  • Asaram verdict: Security stepped up around victim’s house

    Shahjahanpur: With a special SC/ST court in Jodhpur all set to pronounce its verdit in a 2012 rape case against self-styled godman Asaram, the district administration here has stepped up security around the house of the victim.

  • SC quizzes States on witness protection scheme

    New Delhi : Questioning the failures of Haryana and Uttar Pradesh in implementing the witness protection schemes till now, the Supreme Court on Friday asked them to give security to the witnesses in rape cases against Asaram. “It’s high time now, why are you not implementing the witness protection scheme. The witnesses in criminal cases need to be protected,” said a bench of justices A K Sikri and Ashok Bhushan.

  • Asaram’s medical condition stable: AIIMS tells SC

    New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Monday posted hearing on self-styled godman Asaram Bapu”s bail plea after two weeks on October 17, after noting a medical board report describing his health condition as “stable.”  It also took on record the 7-member medical board of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) pointing out that Asaram (75), who is languishing in the Jodhpur jail for the last three years for alleged rape

  • Asaram to be flown to AIIMS for medical check

    Jodhpur : Self-styled godman Asaram will be flown to Delhi today under police custody for medical examination at AIIMS. Asaram would be taken to New Delhi by an Air India flight tomorrow afternoon in pursuance of the directions of the Supreme Court, Police Commissioner, Jodhpur, Ashok Kumar Rathore said.