Supreme Court dismisses Asaram Bapu’s bail plea in sexual assault case in Gujarat

The Supreme Court Monday dismissed the bail plea of self-styled preacher Asaram Bapu in connection with a sexual assault case lodged against him in Gujarat. A bench headed by Justice N V Ramana was informed by Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the Gujarat government, that the trial in the case was going on and […]

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Asaram Bapu found guilty of rape of teenager in 2013

Asaram was today found guilty + of the rape of a teenager in 2013, ruled a special trial court today in its verdict. Of the total five accused, three – including Asaram – were convicted, and two were acquitted.The verdict was pronounced from Jodhpur central jail where Asaram is lodged. This move was due to […]

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SC questions Gujarat over slow trial in rape case agst Asaram

The Supreme Court today questioned the Gujarat government over the slow pace of trial in the rape case involving self-styled godman Asaram Bapu. A bench comprising justices N V Ramanna and Amitava Roy asked the state government why the victim has not been examined till now. It asked the state government to file an affidavit […]

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SC denies bail to Asaram in sexual assault case

The Supreme Court today refused to grant regular and interim bail on medical grounds to religious figure Asaram in a sexual assault case registered in Rajasthan. The bench headed by Chief Justice S Khehar also rejected an interim bail plea on health grounds in another sexual offence case lodged in Gujarat. “The instant plea is […]

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Two bail pleas of Asaram to be heard together: SC

The bail plea of self-styled sect chief Asaram Bapu in a rape case lodged against him by a Surat -based woman in 2013 would be now heard along with a similar petition filed by him in another case lodged in Jodhpur, the Supreme Court said today. “List along with SLP(Criminal)…,” a bench of Justices A […]

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SC lets Asaram to be brought to AIIMS for check-up

The Supreme Court today allowed self-styled religious figure Asaram Bapu to be taken to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here from Jodhpur jail under police custody for medical examination. A bench of Justices A K Sikri and N V Ramana however refused the plea of 75-year-old man, who heads a sect, seeking […]

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Asaram witness murder case: Cops seek 2-day PC

Police today sought two-day custody of close aide of Asaram, Niraj Kumar in connection with the Akhil Gupta murder case. Chief judicial magistrate Grima Choudhry has fixed tomorrow the date for hearing the application filed by the police. Police has requested in court for two days remand of Asaram’s close aide Niraj Kumar, who had […]

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HC rejects bail application of Asaram Bapu

The Rajasthan High Court today rejected the bail application of self-styled godman Asaram Bapu, who is facing rape charge. This was the ninth regular bail application of Asaram to be rejected. An interim bail plea was rejected by the high court last month. While rejecting the bail application, Justice Nirmal Jeet Kaur said since the […]

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Video-conferencing feasibility in Asaram trial to be checked

The Gujarat government today told a court in Gandhinagar that it will need some more time to check the feasibility of producing self-styled godman Asaram through video-conferencing facility to expedite the rape trial process against him. After considering the arguments put forward by Special Public Prosecutor R C Kodekar on behalf of the government, Additional […]

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No relief for Asaram Bapu, Court rejects bail plea again

Self-styled ‘godman’ Asaram Bapu, who is in jail since September 2013 for allegedly raping a minor, was on Saturday denied bail by a court in Jodhpur, the sixth time his plea for relief has been turned down. Additional District and Sessions Judge Manoj Kumar Vyas rejected the bail application of 73-year-old Asaram, stating that an […]

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