Asaram Bapu sentenced to life imprisonment

Nation Next Newsroom | Apr 25, 2018 15:15

Asaram Bapu (Photo source: amarujala)

Self-styled godman Asaram Bapu (77), who’s following runs into lakhs, has been sentenced to life imprisonment by Jodhpur Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe Court  on Wednesday afternoon.

The Jodhpur court has slapped Asaram with charges – raping minor girl, wrongful confinement, criminal intimidation, criminal conspiracy and sexual harassment. The other two accused Shilpi and Sharad have also been sentenced to 20 years in prison by Jodhpur court. 

The self-style godman along with two others were accused in the 2013 for raping the 16-year-old teenager in Asaram’s ashram near Jodhpur.

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