Jodhpur court awards life term to self-styled godman #Asaram after holding him guilty of raping a minor.

April 25, 2018 - PatialaPolitics

Self-styled Asaram was sentenced to life imprisonment by a court in Jodhpur for raping a teenager at his ashram in 2013. The defence had sought minimum punishment for Asaram arguing that he is not a repeat offender. The godman’s spokesperson said that they will appeal in the high court against the verdict. Home Ministry sources said that there is no report of violence so far from anywhere in the country after the verdict. Security has been stepped in Jodhpur where prohibitory orders were clamped as the government tried to avoid a repeat of the Gurmeet Ram Rahim episode.