Articles tagged under: Asaram Bapu

Asaram moves mercy plea to Rajasthan governor

September 11, 2018
Asaram moves mercy plea to Rajasthan governor

Jodhpur: Self-styled godman Asaram, who was convicted for raping a minor girl, has sent a mercy plea to the governor of Rajasthan seeking dilution of his life sentence. On April 25, a Jodhpur court had sentenced Asaram to life in prison after finding him guilty of raping a teenage girl in his ashram five years ago. Challenging the sentence, Asaram had moved high court on July 2 but the petition is yet to be listed for hearing. Governor Kalyan Singh, who recently received Asaram's mercy ...Read More

Report of D K Trivedi Commission to be tabled in Gujarat Assembly in Monsoon Session: MoS Jadeja

April 26, 2018
Report of D K Trivedi Commission to be tabled in Gujarat Assembly in Monsoon Session: MoS Jadeja

Gandhinagar: Gujarat government would table the report of Justice D K Trivedi Commission pertaining to the probe of the incident of mysterious death of two children studying in the Asaram Ashram Gurukul here, on the floor of Gujarat assembly in the monsoon session of the house. MoS Home and Parliamentary Affairs Pradipsinh Jadeja today told newsmen here that the report would be tabled in the monsoon session. On July 5, 2008, decomposed bodies of Dipesh Vaghela (10) and Abhi...Read More

Asaram Bapu guilty of rape, given imprisonment till death by Jodhpur Court in 2013 case

April 25, 2018
Asaram Bapu guilty of rape, given imprisonment till death by Jodhpur Court in 2013 case

Ahmedabad: A special court in Jodhpur today held Asaram Bapu guilty of rape and gave him imprisonment till death. The SC/ST court of special judge Madhu Sudan Sharma, Jodhpur metro, pronounced the verdict in the case against Asaram and four of his associates. In 2013, a 16-year-old girl had accused Asaram Bapu of rape on the intervening night of August 15 and 16 at his ashram in Rajasthan. A case was lodged against Asaram and four others – Sanchita alias Shilpi, Sharad Chandra alias Sharat Cha...Read More

Gujarat Court to conduct ‘in-camera’ hearing of rape case against Asaram Bapu

May 25, 2017
Gujarat Court to conduct ‘in-camera’ hearing of rape case against Asaram Bapu

Gandhinagar: The local court here, which was hearing a sensational rape case against 'controversial' self-styled god-man Asaram Bapu, today said that it would now hear it 'in-camera'. The court of ADJ A M Joshi in the sessions court here today accepted the plea of the prosecution for the in-camera hearing of the case for the security of the witnesses and also looking at the sensitiveness of the matter which pertains to the FIR lodged on October 6, 2013 by a lady from Surat and former d...Read More

Jailed Narayan Sai writes letter to PM Modi, demands national commission for men

April 08, 2017
Jailed Narayan Sai writes letter to PM Modi, demands national commission for men

Surat: The son of controversial god-man Asaram Bapu, Narayan Sai, himself a self styled religious preacher, behind bars like his father under charges of rape, bribing and other offenses, has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi demanding the constitution of a national commission for men on the lines of the existing national commission for women. Terming Modi as a man of strong will power, Sai in his letter has also urged him to immediately revise various provisions of t...Read More

Gujarat rape case: Supreme Court refuses to hear Asaram’s plea

February 03, 2017
Gujarat rape case: Supreme Court refuses to hear Asaram’s plea

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday refused to hear the self-styled godman Asaram Bapu’s bail plea in connection with a rape case registered against him by the Gujarat state. Earlier on Monday, the apex court had dismissed Asaram’s plea on medical grounds, stating that his instant plea is devoid of merit. The apex court also dismissed Asaram’s regular bail plea in sexual assault case lodged in Rajasthan while noting that it can’t overlook the fact that the trial was unnecessarily p...Read More

Court rejects 2 bail pleas of Narayan Sai including ‘temporary’ release request for contesting UP polls

January 23, 2017
Court rejects 2 bail pleas of Narayan Sai including ‘temporary’ release request for contesting UP polls

Surat: A local court today rejected the two bail pleas of the son of disputed god-man Asaram Bapu, Narayan Sai, himself a self styled religious preacher. behind bars like his father under charges of rape, bribing and other offenses, including the temporary bail petition to contest the upcoming assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh from two seats. The court of ADJ P S Gadhvi had reserved its verdict on January 21 after completion of hearing on his temporary bail plea as well as the regu...Read More

Narayan Sai seeks temporary bail for contesting election from 2 seats in UP

January 19, 2017

Surat: The son of disputed god-man Asaram Bapu, Narayan Sai, himself a self styled religious preacher. behind bars like his father under charges of rape, bribing and other offenses, has applied for temporary bail to contest the upcoming assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh from two seats. A local court here today deferred its hearing on his plea till January 21 when it is also likely to pronounce its verdict. Narayan Sai's advocate Kalpesh Desai today said that he filed the temp...Read More

Rape case: Supreme Court rejects interim bail plea of Asaram Bapu

October 24, 2016
Rape case: Supreme Court rejects interim bail plea of Asaram Bapu

New Delhi: Supreme Court today rejected the interim bail plea of self-styled religious figure Asaram Bapu, who is facing trial in rape cases, on health grounds and asked him to get his treatment done in Rajasthan in judicial custody itself. A bench of Justices A K Sikri and N V Ramana said if Asaram wantrf to undergo treatment, he could get the diagnosis done at AIIMS, Jodhpur or at Rajasthan Ayurvedic hospital while staying in judicial custody. The apex court's direction came after Asaram...Read More

Asaram bail pleas: SC seeks Rajasthan government’s response

October 18, 2016
Asaram bail pleas: SC seeks Rajasthan government’s response

New Delhi: The Supreme Court today asked the Rajasthan government to respond to the bail pleas of self- styled religious figure Asaram Bapu who is facing trial in rape cases. A bench of Justices A K Sikri and N V Ramana issued notice to the state government and sought its reply on two separate interim and regular bail pleas of Asaram. Senior advocate and noted jurist Soli Sorabjee appearing for Asaram said he has been in jail for three years and needed to be granted bail. The bench sa...Read More

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