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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.
Janaki Harpalani (41), who lives in Indore, had filed a case in the family court in which she accused Sai of having mentally harassed her.
The accused, who is still at large and goes by the aliases Rahul, Suraj and Ankit, was chargesheeted Friday, police said.
The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation revoked a conditional consent given to the trust to regularise these properties by paying "impact fee" to AMC and will soon decide on their demolition.
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 and his son Narayan Sai are accused of rape by two sisters from Surat in Gujarat.
According to Jodhpur Central Jail DIG Vikram Singh, the 15-minute audio clip might have been recorded during a telephone conversation Asaram had on Friday.
Bharti was at the court for a hearing where she and her mother Lakshmi have been named as accomplices in yet another rape case against Asaram.
On July 5, 2008, the decomposed bodies of Dipesh Vaghela (10) and Abhishek Vaghela (11), both cousins, were recovered from the banks of the Sabarmati river behind the Motera ashram.
It was after ages that the family of the woman, who was raped by powerful self-styled godman Asaram Bapu over four years back, saw her sleeping peacefully through the night, yesterday.