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Updated: February 11, 2014 00:52 IST

Asaram denied bail

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A file photo of Asaram Bapu
A file photo of Asaram Bapu

The self-styled godman was arrested last year for alleged sexual assault of a minor girl in Jodhpur

The Rajasthan High Court on Monday denied bail to self-styled godman Asaram Bapu for the second time in a case of alleged sexual assault of a minor girl in his ‘ashram’ in Jodhpur. The Court rejected his earlier bail application two months ago, while a Sessions Court framed charges against him last week.

Justice Nirmaljit Kaur of the High Court’s principal seat in Jodhpur, pronouncing the order, rejected defence counsel Ram Jethmalani’s contention that the charges against Asaram framed under Section 376 (2)(f) (rape on a woman when she is under 12 years of age) and other sections of Indian Penal Code were “redundant”.

The Judge gave credence to the argument of the government counsel that there was no change in the circumstances of the case since Asaram’s first bail application was dismissed. The Court had earlier reserved its order on the second bail application after completing the hearing on February 3.

The controversial spiritual guru has been lodged in the Central Jail in Jodhpur since his arrest in August, 2013 on charges of sexually assaulting a minor girl. Two other girls in Surat, who stayed in his Gujarat ‘ashram’, also later accused him of rape.

Mr. Jethmalani argued that the girl had come on her own to the ‘ashram’ with her parents. However, the government counsel affirmed that charge-sheet had strengthened the allegations against Asaram.

the blind supporters of Asaram love word "fake" for using for others. But, till date, this word has become meaning of Asaram. By blaming media, police, law and order, other religions, countries etc. they cannot save him. But, surely, if they have positive for him, they might help Ramjethmalani, ADvocate, the most expensive lawyer, for getting atleast bail for Asaram or Narayan Sain.

from:  sunder dass
Posted on: Feb 11, 2014 at 20:12 IST

Can't trust anything that comes from paidmedia nowadays. Have lost faith
in media reporting.
But something thats for sure is that its all a BIG CONSIRACY against
Indians & Indian Saints in an attempt to spread the mssionaries work in
India! Its the DEFAME & RULE policy of anti-nationals. Better wake up

from:  Samata
Posted on: Feb 11, 2014 at 15:53 IST

fake case, fake charges, fake witness and even after all of that still no proof yet bail is denied over an over again it make people doubt on indian justice system

from:  hariom sharma
Posted on: Feb 11, 2014 at 07:37 IST

Its 100% conspiracy against Indian saints. Till today there are no proofs in favor of the Case then why not bail.... is judge want some thing else or biased by the goons or getting any threaten?

from:  Sirish
Posted on: Feb 10, 2014 at 23:53 IST

Here also clear cut conspiracy can be seen because Nirmal jeet Kaur has
worked for Congress before... This case is total bogus....

from:  Samata
Posted on: Feb 10, 2014 at 22:26 IST
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