Self-proclaimed godman Asaram Bapu has been convicted in a 2013 rape case by a Jodhpur Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe Court today. Logged in Jodhpur Central jail he has been found guilty of raping a minor girl in Manai village near Jodhpur on August 15, 2013. Convicted Bapu's spokesperson Neelam Dubey has further stated that they will discuss the required legal course of action with its team now. Dubey said;
We will discuss with our legal team and then decide our future course of action. We have confidence in our judiciary.Earlier today Asaram's followers were seen offering prayers at his ashrams in Madhya Pradesh's Bhopal, Uttar Pradesh's Varanasi, Gujarat's Ahmedabad and Punjab's Ludhiana for his acquittal. In a rare event it is also being reported that one of his followers had even reached the jail with a garland in the morning, however, he got detained by police. Moreover, the convict is also facing a trial in Gujarat for raping two Surat-based sisters whereas his son, Narayan Sai, is also an accused in the case. The judgement in the case was pronounced inside the Jodhpur Central Jail, keeping in view the law and order in situation in Rajasthan and neighbouring states.
news source: ani