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Self-styled godman Asaram Bapu moves mercy plea to Rajasthan government, seeks dilution of life sentence
On April 25, a Jodhpur court had sentenced Asaram to life in prison after finding him guilty of raping a teenage girl in his ashram five years ago.
The son of a witness in the murder of Kripal Singh, a key onlooker in a rape case involving self-styled godman Asaram Bapu, was allegedly abducted here on Monday, police said today.
Asaram has been sentenced to life imprisonment by Jodhpur Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe Court in a rape case.
The police are also seeking support from neighbouring states following reports that Asaram's followers plan to arrive in Jodhpur on or before the verdict.
Asaram, who is currently lodged in the Jodhpur Central jail, is facing trial in two sexual assault cases: one in Rajasthan and the other in Gujarat.
The top court questioned the state police for delay in completion of the trial in the case and said that "it cannot go like this for months".