Asaram

  • SC directs medical examination of Asaram Bapu Yesterday

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the constitution of a medical board to examine self-styled godman Asaram Bapu for trigeminal neuralgia, which causes severe headaches to those afflicted with the condition. Asaram, 72, is presently in jail after a 16-year-old girl lodged a police complaint on August 20, 2013...
  • Asaram's son Narayan Sai moves Gujarat HC for bail in bribery case August 9, 2014

    Ahmedabad: The jailed son of self-styled godman Asaram has moved the Gujarat High Court for bail in a case in which he is accused of hatching a conspiracy to bribe police and judicial officials to weaken a rape complaint lodged against him. Narayan Sai, in his application before the HC, has...
  • Sevadar at Asaram's Chhindwara ashram found dead; village head demands probe July 30, 2014

    A sevadar working at the ashram of self-styled godman Asaram here was found dead under suspicious circumstances with his family members suspecting a foul play. The sevadar, identified as Patiram was found dead on Monday in the ashram situated on the outskirts of Chhindwara town, police said. However, the postmortem conducted...
  • Petition against Narayan Sai disguising as a Sikh dismissed July 23, 2014

    A local court has dismissed a revision petition against Narayan Sai, the son of disgraced spiritual guru Asaram Bapu, seeking action for masquerading as a Sikh when he was arrested last year, and thereby "hurting the religious sentiments". The petition, filed by Yuva Sikh Morcha's Gandeep Singh Bhatia here, was dismissed...
  • SC refuses bail plea of Asaram in rape case in Gujarat July 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to entertain self-styled godman Asaram Bapu's bail plea in a rape case lodged against him in Surat in Gujarat but agreed to hear his petition for bail in another rape case filed in Jodhpur in Rajasthan. A bench headed by Justice TS Thakur...
  • Asaram sexual assault case: Defence concludes cross-examination of girl June 13, 2014

    The defence on Friday concluded cross examination of the teenage girl, who has levelled sexual assault charges against self-styled godman Asaram Bapu. Counsels of the co-accused along with Asaram's lawyer had questioned her in the court during the last two-and-a-half months. "The defence completed the examination of the girl today. She is...
  • Murder of Asaram's ex-aide shows complete breakdown of law & order in Gujarat: Congress June 10, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Raking up the murder of Amrut Prajapati, a former aide-turned-baiter of self-styled godman Asaram by unidentified persons, the opposition Congress on alleged that the law and order situation in BJP-ruled Gujarat has completely deteriorated. "Murder of Amrut Prajapati shows that law and order situation has completely deteriorated in Gujarat....
  • Is Asaram Bapu innocent? His ardent followers take to Twitter to demand a fair trial for the controversial godman June 9, 2014

    Asaram Bapu, the extremely controversial godman, has been in jail since September 2 last year after he was booked in a sexual assault case. According to the complaint, Asaram Bapu had allegedly sexually assaulted a 15-year-old schoolgirl in one of his ashrams, and had threatened to kill her and her...
  • Asaram to remain in jail, SC to hear bail plea on July 3 May 19, 2014

    Controversial self-styled godman Asaram, who has been behind bars since August last year for allegedly sexually assaulting a girl, will have to remain in jail for now with the Supreme Court on Monday putting off hearing on his bail plea till July 3. A bench of justices B S Chauhan and...
  • Gandhinagar: Rape case against Asaram shifted to sessions court May 10, 2014

    Gandhinagar: The local magistrate's court on Friday committed (transferred) the case of rape against self-styled godman Asaram to the sessions court in Gandhinagar. Chief Judicial Magistrate JB Parikh ordered "committal of proceedings" and posted the hearing to May 23. This paves the way for commencement of trial in the sessions...
  • Court rejects Asaram plea challenging age of victim, slaps fine May 8, 2014

    A plea by Asaram, challenging the age of the minor girl allegedly sexually assaulted by the self-style godman, was rejected on Thursday by a court in Jodhpur which also slapped a fine of Rs 5,000 on him. Defence had moved the District and Session Court on Thursday, challenging the age of...
  • Prosecution moves an application seeking continuance of trial in Asaram's absence April 29, 2014

    Claiming that Asaram Bapu was not appearing in court on health grounds despite doctors declaring him fit, the prosecution on Monday moved an application seeking continuance of trial in the absence of the self-styled godman, who is accused of sexually assaulting a teenage girl. The prosecution moved the application before the...
  • Asaram sexual assault case: Prosecution completes arguments in Jodhpur court April 21, 2014

    The prosecution on Monday completed its arguments in the case of alleged sexual assault of a teenage girl by self-styled godman Asaram Bapu. "We completed our arguments today... The defence will cross-examine the girl on April 25," said public prosecutor RL Meena. He said examination of the girl was completed on April...
  • Police launch hunt to find girl missing from Asaram satsang April 12, 2014

    Police here launched a hunt for a minor girl, who went missing from godman Asaram's satsang programme in Raipur three years ago, police said on Saturday. The girl, who hails from Bastar, had come with her family to attend a satsang programme of godman Asaram held at the Science College ground...
  • Jaipur Development Authority demolishes part of Asaram's ashram from government land March 25, 2014

    Jaipur Development Authority removed encroachments, including part of an ashram of self-styled godman Asaram, from a government land at Goner road in Jaipur. The land was encroached for Asaram's ashram and a team on Tuesday removed the portion of the ashram from the land, official sources said. The authority had sealed the...
  • Another ashram of Asaram Bapu sealed March 22, 2014

    An 'ashram' of self-styled godman Asaram Bapu was sealed on Saturday by Jaipur Development Authority as it was encroaching on the government land. A notice was served to the 'ashram', situated at Goner road here, to vacate the land. When the encroachment was not removed the 'ashram' was sealed, sources said. The controversial...
  • Asaram admitted to hospital after he complained of insomnia, bodyache March 21, 2014

    The controversial self-styled godman Asaram Bapu, who is facing charges of sexual assault, was admitted to Ayurveda hospital here following complain of insomnia and body ache, on Thursday. "He has been suffering from 'Anant Vaat' and was finding it difficult to move his body. We have started his treatment through 'Panch...
  • Asaram sexual assault case: Bike-borne assailants throw acid at 2 witnesses March 17, 2014

    Two unidentified men in Surat on Sunday threw acid at one of the witnesses in the rape case against the self-styled godman Asaram, police said. This is a third attack targeting a witness in the rape cases against Asaram and his son. "A witness in the rape case against Asaram has suffered...
  • Acid attack on witness in rape case against Asaram March 16, 2014

    Two unidentified men in Surat on Sunday threw acid at one of the witnesses in the rape case against the self-styled godman Asaram, police said. This is a third attack targeting a witness in the rape cases against Asaram and his son. "A witness in the rape case against Asaram has suffered...
  • Trial in sexual assault case against Asaram from March 19 March 6, 2014

    The in-camera trial in the sexual assault case against controversial self-styled godman Asaram Bapu will begin at the District and Sessions Court in Jodhpur on March 19, with the victim deposing on March 25. "We submitted the list of 58 witnesses in the court on Thursday for evidence. The trial will begin...
  • Sexual assault case: Court denies bail to Asaram for the third time March 1, 2014

    The sessions court here on Friday rejected the bail petition of self-styled godman Asaram Bapu, arrested in a rape case. Judge G K Upadhyaya said that a bail could not be given at this stage as the charges were of "serious nature". This is the third time Asaram has been denied...
  • Gujarat HC stays arrest of Asaram aide February 26, 2014

    Gujarat High Court on Wednesday stayed the arrest of an aide of self-styled godman Asaram Bapu and his son Narayan Sai in connection with a case of bribery lodged by Surat police. Dr KD Patel of Ahmedabad, who used to look after the father-son duo's legal affairs, had moved court seeking...
  • Court dismisses plea against Narayan Sai for hurting sentiments by wearing turban February 26, 2014

    A local court dismissed an application against self-styled godman Asaram Bapu's son Narayan Sai charging him with hurting the sentiments of Sikh community by donning a turban to evade arrest in a sexual assault case. President of local outfit 'Yuva Sikh Morcha', Gagandeep Singh Bhatia, had filed an application in the...
  • HC permits Asaram to get home food in jail February 24, 2014

    In a relief for self-styled godman Asaram, who has been in jail for over five months for sexually assaulting a minor, Rajasthan High Court on Monday allowed him to have two meals a day from outside of the jail. The single judge Jodhpur Bench of the High Court comprising Justice Sandeep...
  • Sexual assault: Asaram, 4 other accused plead not guilty February 14, 2014

    Self-style godman Asaram Bapu and four others, accused in sexual exploitation of a minor girl, pleaded not guilty of the charges after these were read out to them by the Jodhpur District and Sessions Court judge on Thursday. Asaram and the four co-accused denied the charges against them and opted for trial, upon which judge...
  • Sexual assault: Charges against Asaram to be read out in Jodhpur court February 13, 2014

    Jaipur: The session's court in Jodhpur is expected to read out charges against self-styled godman Asaram in the sexual assault on minor case on Thursday. The charges framed against Asaram and his co-accused include rape, wrongful confinement, criminal conspiracy and intimidation. The session's court retained all the charges slapped against...
  • Rajasthan High Court rejects Asaram's bail plea February 10, 2014

    Rajasthan High Court Monday rejected the bail plea of spiritual guru Asaram, arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl, a lawyer said. The court however released on bail two other co-accused identified as Shilpi and Shiva who were arrested for abetting the crime. Asaram, 72, is currently lodged in the Jodhpur...
  • Rajasthan High Court turns down Asaram's bail plea for second time February 10, 2014

    Jodhpur: Rajasthan High Court has once again turned down the bail plea of self-styled godman Asaram, who has been accused of sexually assaulting a minor girl in his Jodhpur ashram. Justice Nirmal Jeet Kaur, while pronouncing the order, rejected arguments of the defence counsel and senior advocate Ram Jethmalani, who had...
  • Charges framed against Asaram in Jodhpur minor rape case February 8, 2014

    Charges were framed against self-style godman Asaram on Friday for rape, criminal conspiracy and other offences by a Jodhpur court in connection with sexual exploitation of a minor girl in his ashram in Jodhpur. District and Sessions Court Judge Manoj Kumar Vyas retained all the charges slapped by the police except...
  • Asaram has amassed riches of Rs 10,000 cr, vast land holdings January 30, 2014

    Self-styled godman Asaram has accumulated wealth to the tune of Rs 10,000 crore and vast tracts of land across the country, the value of which is yet to be assessed, police said on Thursday. "The scrutiny of documents recovered during the raid has established that wealth of Asaram's ashrams in the...