Self-style godman Asaram Bapu and two others accused in 2013 rape case have been convicted by Jodhpur court on Wednesday morning.
Judge Madhu Sudan Sharma announced the verdict for raping a 16-year-old in August 2013. The godman has been held guilty under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POSCO) and JJ (Juvenile Justice) Act. However, the quantum of punishment is unknown. The minimum punishment in this case is minimum 10 years of imprisonment.
Asaram, who was arrested in 2013 and has been in Jodhpur Central jail since then, was also accused in a double rape case in Surat. Asaram’s son Narayan Sai has also been accused in the double rape case.
Asaram and his son have been alleged to have raped and illegally confined two sisters between 2001 and 2006. However, the trial is ongoing in Gujarat court.