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Sexual assault case: Rajasthan HC rejects Asaram Bapu's bail plea

Jodhpur, Oct 1 : The Rajasthan High Court on Tuesday rejected self-styled godman Asaram Bapu's bail plea in connection with a sexual assault case.


This comes a day after a local court had extended the judicial custody of Asaram and his attendant Shiva till October 11.

Asaram, 72, who was arrested from his ashram in Indore in Madhya Pradesh, had sought bail claiming that police erred in booking him under a rape charge, which is non-bailable.

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 01-10-2013)

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