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Godman sentenced to life imprisonment till death, 2 co-accused get 20-yr term

By PN Team Posted on Apr, 25 2018

Nearly five years after rape charges were levelled against self-styled godman, Asaram Bapu, the Jodhpur Schedule Caste and Schedule Tribe Court today awarded life imprisonment to Asaram till death, while the two other got 20-year term. The judgement in the case was pronounced inside the Jodhpur Central Jail. 

The five charges levelled against Asaram Bapu were, raping minor girl, wrongful confinement, criminal intimidation, criminal conspiracy and sexual harassment. 

Asaram, who is currently lodged in the Jodhpur Central jail, was facing trial in two sexual assault cases: one in Rajasthan and the other in Gujarat.