Life term to Asaram in minor's rape case

Srinagar, Publish Date: Apr 26 2018 12:16AM | Updated Date: Apr 26 2018 12:16AM
Life term to Asaram in minor's rape case

A Special Court in Jodhpur on Wednesday convicted self-styled godman Asaram for raping a minor girl at his ashram in Rajasthan in 2013 and sentenced him to a prison term for life till his natural death.

The judgment was pronounced by Special Judge for Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe cases, Madhu Sudan Sharma, inside the Jodhpur Central Jail, where Asaram is lodged.

The court also awarded 20 years in jail each to Asaram's warden Shilpi and associate Sharad.  The court, however, acquitted Asaram's 'sevadar' Shiva and cook Prakash.

"Asaram has been sentenced to life imprisonment till natural death... Shilpi and Sharad have also been directed to pay Rs one lakh fine each," defence lawyer Sushma Dhara said. 


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