Supreme Court docket Orders Rape Convict Asaram To Strategy Excessive Court docket For Bail

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Asaram was convicted of raping a Surat-based girl at an ashram in Gujarat in 2013

New Delhi:

The Supreme Court docket has ordered jailed rape convict Asaram to return to the Rajasthan Excessive Court docket together with his request on staying the sentence towards him. The highest courtroom additionally ordered the excessive courtroom to listen to the matter.

Asaram’s lawyer additionally requested the Supreme Court docket to permit his shopper to take Ayurvedic therapy whereas in police custody in Maharashtra. The courtroom then instructed the lawyer to take this request, too, to the Rajasthan Excessive Court docket.

The Supreme Court docket in September 2023 denied bail to Asaram. Earlier than that, the Rajasthan Excessive Court docket had denied bail to him in 2022.

Asaram’s lawyer sought reduction saying his shopper has been in jail for the previous 9 years, and he’s over 80 years outdated, affected by severe ailments.

A courtroom in Rajasthan’s Jodhpur in April 2018 sentenced Asaram to life in jail after discovering him responsible of raping a minor in his ashram in 2013. His two accomplices had been sentenced to twenty years in jail by the courtroom in the identical case.

In January 2023, he was additionally convicted of raping a Surat-based girl at an ashram in Gujarat in 2013.



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