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Asaram Bapu's judicial custody extended till Oct. 11

Jodhpur, Sept. 30 : Self-styled godman Asaram Bapu's judicial custody on Monday was extended by another 14 days, till October 11, by the Jodhpur Court.


Asaram, 72, was arrested on September 1, on allegations of sexual assault on a minor at his Ashram here.

Asaram has been booked under Sections 376, 342, 506 and 509 of the IPC, Section 8 of the Prevention of Children from Sexual Offences Act ( POCSO ) and Sections 23 and 26 of the Juvenile Justice Act.

Besides the summons served on Asaram Bapu, notices have also been issued to the manager of the Chhindwara gurukul in Madhya Pradesh, the hostel warden and the main caretaker of Asaram, who was present at Manai Ashram in Jodhpur on August 15, when the alleged sexual assault took place there.

--ANI (Posted on 30-09-2013)

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