Asaram Bapu's plea for suspension of sentence dismissed by Jodhpur HC

Asaram was convicted in a 2013 rape case and is currently serving life sentence in the Jodhpur Central Jail.

Published: 23rd September 2019 02:25 PM  |   Last Updated: 23rd September 2019 02:38 PM   |  A+A-

Godman Asaram Bapu

Godman Asaram Bapu (Photo | PTI)


JODHPUR: The Jodhpur High Court on Monday dismissed self-styled godman Asaram's plea for suspension of sentence in a rape case after it was withdrawn as not pressed.

"We decided to 'not press' the application for suspension of sentence after brief arguments," said Pradeep Choudhary, counsel for Asaram.

However, a division bench of justices Sandeep Mehta and VK Mathur, agreed to hear arguments on appeal against sentence.

"We had also prayed to begin hearing on our appeal against the sentence and the court granting our plea and listed it for hearing in second week of January next year", he said.

This is the second plea of Asaram which has been withdrawn as not pressed. Asaram was convicted in a 2013 rape case and is currently serving life sentence in the Jodhpur Central Jail.




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  • Surender Kumar

    Rejecting appeal for suspension of sentence to Sant Shri Asaram Bapuji is not justice. Reason why many proofs clear prove his innocency. First no rape is mentioned in FIR as well as Medical Report. Second 13 proofs prove girl was major at the day of incident. Third photographs clearly prove Bapuji was delivering satsang to his pupils at reported time of incident. Lower Court can not be final authority. Many times Higher Court has reverted decision of Lower Court. If Bapuji proves innocent
    1 year ago reply
  • Shekhar

    Great judiciary!?! without any concrete proof
    1 year ago reply
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