Asaram Convicted In 2013 Rape Case While Serving Life Sentence: 10 Facts

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Asalam has thousands of followers across India with vast resources and muscle. (File)

New Delhi:
Self-proclaimed godman Asaram Bap was found guilty of raping a Surat-based woman in an ashram in Gujarat in 2013, a court in Gandhinagar ruled on Monday.

The timeline for the lawsuit against Asaram is as follows:

  1. A 16-year-old girl from Shahajahanpur, Uttar Pradesh, 2013 was accusing On the night of August 15th, at his ashram in Manai village near Jodhpur, Asaram raped her. He was taken to Jodhpur Central Jail that same month, from where he filed a number of bail petitions.

  2. Indictments filed against Asaram and four others in the November lawsuit allege blackmail in exchange for sexual favors. Asaram has stipulated articles 342 (wrongful imprisonment), 376 (rape), 506 (threatening to commit a crime), 509 (insulting a woman’s modesty), and protecting children from sexual offenses of the Indian Penal Code. Section 8 of the Act (POCSO).

  3. Many of the key witnesses to the incident were attacked or went missing while Asaram was in prison. Asaram’s doctor, Amrut Prajapat, was shot dead in June 2014 in his Rajkot, Gujarat. His cook, Akhil Gupta, and another key witness, Kripal Singh, were shot dead in Uttar Pradesh in 2015.

  4. Two other witnesses, Mahendra Chawala and Rahul Sachan, were attacked on the grounds of the Jodhpur Court in 2015.

  5. While still in prison, in October 2013 a Surat-based woman filed a rape and wrongful confinement case against Asalaam and seven others, including his son Narayan Say, wife, and daughter. repeated sexual assault When she lived in the ashram of Assram in Surat.

  6. A FIR filed at Chandkheda Police Station in Ahmedabad alleged that between 2001 and 2006, Asaram raped a woman several times while she was living in his ashram on the outskirts of the city.

  7. In April 2018, Asaram was sentenced to life in prison for raping a 16-year-old girl in Uttar Pradesh. In addition to life imprisonment, he was also indicted under his two other statutes, and he was sentenced to 20 years in prison.

  8. Security was tightened in the states of Rajasthan, Gujarat and Haryana prior to the pronouncement of the verdict. The case was sentenced inside the Jodhpur Central Jail for fear of possible communal violence.

  9. Last year, Uttar Pradesh police stepped up security for the victim’s family after the victim’s father claimed his life and his family’s life were being threatened by a self-proclaimed “godman” supporter.

  10. Asalam has thousands of followers across India with vast resources and muscle.

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