When Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Asaram danced together by holding hands

26 Apr 2018 11:24 AM

When Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Asaram danced together by holding hands

Updated 26 Apr 2018 11:24 AM

Self-styled godman Asaram Bapu was sentenced to life imprisonment in a 2013 rape case by Jodhpur Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe Court, on Wednesday.

The controversial godman has been found guilty of raping a minor girl in Manai village near Jodhpur on August 15, 2013.

The court has also sentenced the two other co-accused Shilpi and Sharad to 20 years each in jail in regard to the same case.

He has been found guilty under various charges, including sections 370(4) (trafficking), 342 (wrongful confinement), 354A (outraging modesty, 376 (rape), 506 (criminal intimidation), 109, 120 B (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code.

The controversial godman has also been found guilty under some sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. He is currently lodged in Jodhpur Central jail.

In the case, out of the five accused, including Asaram, two have been acquitted of all charges.  

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