Friday, September 30, 2022
More

    Home Politics SC Notice To Gujarat Government On Asaram Bapu's Bail Plea

    SC Notice To Gujarat Government On Asaram Bapu’s Bail Plea

    New Delhi [India]: The Supreme Court has issued notice to the Gujarat government on a plea filed by self-styled godman Asaram Bapu seeking bail on the ground that he is above 80 years of age and his deteriorating health.

    A bench of Justices Ajay Rastogi and CT Ravikumar sought a response from the State of Gujarat and posted the case for hearing on September 7. “Issue notice returnable on 7th September 2022,” the bench stated in its order passed on August 10.

    Asaram is facing charges of rape and illegal confinement after one of his former devotees from Gujarat accused him of sexual exploitation.

    In her complaint, she had accused Asaram of repeated sexual assault between 2001 and 2006 when she was staying at his ashram in Motera, Ahmedabad.

    Asaram filed an appeal in the apex court against Gujarat High Court’s December 10, 2021 order rejecting his bail plea in the rape case.

    He sought bail contending there is no sign of the trial reaching conclusion.

    In 2018, Asaram was sentenced to life imprisonment by a special court in Rajasthan for raping a minor at his ashram.

    Two Surat-based sisters, who lived in Asaram’s ashram in the Motera area of Ahmedabad between 1997 and 2006, lodged had separate complaints against him and his son Narayan Sai, accusing them of rape and illegal confinement, among other charges.

    A Surat court on April 26, 2019, convicted Narayan Sai under the Indian Penal Code sections 376 (rape), 377 (unnatural offences), 323 (assault), 506-2 (criminal intimidation), and 120-B (conspiracy) and sentenced him to life imprisonment. 

    RELATED ARTICLES

    For Me It’s All Indian Cinema: Madhur Bhandarkar On Winning National Film Award

    New Delhi [India]: Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar, whose film 'Avijatrik', was presented with the Best Bengali Film award at the 68th National Film Awards, has shared his thoughts on working in regional cinema. ...Tap to read more.

    Dalai Lama Likely To Announce He Will Not Reincarnate

    Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama indicated that he will live 16 years more and then will announce that he will not reincarnate to save Tibetan Buddhism from China's attempt to control the reincarnations. ....Tap to read more

    Truly A Moment I’ll Never Forget: Suriya After Winning Award For Best Actor

    New Delhi [India]: Actor Suriya won the National Award for Best Actor for 'Soorarai Pottru' on Friday. ...Tap to read more.

    Most Popular

    For Me It’s All Indian Cinema: Madhur Bhandarkar On Winning National Film Award

    New Delhi [India]: Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar, whose film 'Avijatrik', was presented with the Best Bengali Film award at the 68th National Film Awards, has shared his thoughts on working in regional cinema. ...Tap to read more.

    Dalai Lama Likely To Announce He Will Not Reincarnate

    Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama indicated that he will live 16 years more and then will announce that he will not reincarnate to save Tibetan Buddhism from China's attempt to control the reincarnations. ....Tap to read more

    Truly A Moment I’ll Never Forget: Suriya After Winning Award For Best Actor

    New Delhi [India]: Actor Suriya won the National Award for Best Actor for 'Soorarai Pottru' on Friday. ...Tap to read more.

    68th National Film Awards: Ajay Devgn Receives Best Actor Honour For ‘Tanhaji’

    New Delhi [India]: Bollywood actor Ajay Devgn on Friday was conferred with the National Award for Best Actor and Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment for 'Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior' at the 68th National Film Awards. ...Tap to read more.

    Recent Comments