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Gujarat court convicts self-styled godman Asaram Bapu in sexual assault case

Self-styled godman was arrested on August 31, 2013 in another such case and has been in jail since then

Written by  Jasleen Kaur -- January 30th 2023 06:51 PM
Gujarat court convicts self-styled godman Asaram Bapu in sexual assault case

Gujarat court convicts self-styled godman Asaram Bapu in sexual assault case

Gandhinagar (Gujarat): A Gandhinagar Court in Gujarat on Monday convicted self-styled godman Asaram Bapu of rape. However, he has already been serving life sentence in Jodhpur’s Central Jail in a separate rape case. The punishment will be announced on Tuesday.

A Surat woman had accused Asaram Bapu of repeatedly raping her when she visited his ashram in Ahmedabad 10 years ago. 




Asaram’s son Narayan Sai, wife Lakshmi, daughter Bharti and four other women followers, who  were also named as accused in the case, have, however, been acquitted.

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Earlier in April 2018, the self-styled godman was convicted of raping a Shahjahanpur girl at his ashram near Jodhpur, Rajasthan, in 2013. The Jodhpur police arrested him 
on August 31, 2013,  and since has been languishing in jail.

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- With inputs from agencies

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