‘Godman’ Asaram Bapu’s bail plea rejected

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Jodhpur: Self claimed ‘godman’ Asaram Bapu, who was in jail since September 2013 for allegedly raping a minor, was today denied bail by a court here, the sixth time his plea for relief has been turned down.Additional District and Sessions Judge Manoj Kumar Vyas rejected the bail application of 73-year-old Asaram, stating that an accused in a crime of such nature does not deserve bail.

BJP leader Subramanian Swamy had yesterday argued on Asaram’s behalf. He had contended that the entire case had been fabricated and Asaram deserved to be released on bail. The court had reserved its order for today.

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Opposing the bail plea, prosecution counsel PC Solanki had said that the court must look into the circumstances of the alleged crime, including the age of the victim, before coming to a decision.

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