Asaram Bapu: Asaram Bapu got a shock from the court, convicted in sexual harassment case


Asaram Bapu: A Gujarat court docket on Monday convicted saint Asaram Bapu in a decade-old sexual harassment case. Asaram Bapu was accused by a girl from Surat of repeated sexual harassment at his ashram in Motera, Ahmedabad about 10 years in the past. The Gandhinagar classes court docket, which convicted Asaram Bapu right this moment, will pronounce the sentence within the case on Tuesday.

Costs in opposition to Asaram Bapu beneath varied sections

Asaram Bapu has been charged beneath Indian Penal Code sections 342 (wrongful confinement), 354A (sexual assault), 370(4) (trafficking), 376, 506 (prison intimidation), and 120(b) (prison conspiracy) Had gone. Asaram’s son Narayan Sai was additionally an accused on this case. Asaram’s spouse Lakshmi, daughter Bharati and 4 feminine followers – Dhruvben, Nirmala, Jassi and Meera – have been additionally named as accused within the case. All of them have been acquitted by the Gandhinagar court docket.

Asaram Bapu is lodged in a jail in Jodhpur, Rijiju mentioned on the petition filed within the Supreme Courtroom on BBC documentary, ‘wasting your time’

Asaram Bapu is at the moment lodged in a jail in Jodhpur. In 2018, a trial court docket in Jodhpur convicted him in a separate sexual assault case and sentenced him to jail. He was discovered responsible of raping a 16-year-old woman in his Jodhpur ashram in 2013. At the moment, the 77-year-old cleric was convicted beneath IPC part 376, the Safety of Youngsters from Sexual Offenses (POCSO) Act and the Juvenile Justice (JJ) Act. Asaram was arrested from Indore in August 2013 and delivered to Jodhpur in September 2013.

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