Asaram stunned, breaks down in courtroom after getting life term

25 Apr 2018 03:15 PM

Asaram stunned, breaks down in courtroom after getting life term

Updated 25 Apr 2018 03:15 PM

Self-styled godman Asaram Bapu who was on Wednesday convicted by the Jodhpur Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe Court for raping a minor girl in his ashram here in Rajasthan in 2013 was given imprisonment till death. He was also fined Rs 1 lakh.

The judgement in the case was pronounced by SC/ST cases special judge Madhu Sudan Sharma inside the Jodhpur Central Jail, where Asaram is lodged. His aides Shilpi and Sharad were given 20 years each in jail. Two others, Prakash and Shiva, were acquitted.

The 77-year-old godman was convicted under Section 376 of the Indian Penal Code, the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Pocso) Act and the Juvenile Justice (JJ) Act. 

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