Asaram pleads not guilty of charges in rape case, says everything will be fine

Self-styled godman Asaram Bapu appeared pale and broken in the court after hearing the charges.

Jodhpur | Published:February 13, 2014 8:13 pm
Asaram and the four co-accused denied the charges against them and opted for trial. Asaram and the four co-accused denied the charges against them and opted for trial.

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 Manoj Kumar Vyas adjourned the matter till February 17.

The self-styled godman appeared pale and broken in the court after hearing the charges, but while boarding a bus back to jail he said that “everything will be fine”.

Asaram and the four co-accused, including Shiva and Shilpi who had been granted bail, appeared in the court on Thursday.

The court framed charges against Asaram for rape, criminal conspiracy and other offences on Friday.

Charges have been framed under sections 342 (for wrongful confinement), 354A (sexual harassment), 370(4) (trafficking), 376(2)f (rape on a woman when she is under twelve years of age), 506 (criminal intimidation), 509/34 and 120 (B) (Criminal conspiracy).

He has also been charged under section 23 and 26 of Juvenile Justice Act and section 5(f)/6, 5(g)/6 and 7/8 of POCSO Act.

Two other accused Shiva and Prakash have been framed under the same sections except section 109/120(B) instead of plain 120(B) and section 7/8 read with section 17 of POCSO Act instead of plain section 7/8 of POCSO Act. They have not been charged under J J Act.

Meanwhile, Asaram’s counsel has moved an application in the court praying to make available the statements of the victim recorded by Delhi Police.

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    Radhika
    Feb 13, 2014 at 3:29 pm
    juvenile justice act has been withdrew from the innocent saint finally... other charges will also be cleared of as ol stand bogus n consoiratory......Asaram bapu is an innocent saint..soon media will have to pay heavily for the false defamation they did 4him...paid media is going to be a past eny of this country soon..amen
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      Radhika
      Feb 13, 2014 at 3:29 pm
      juvenile justice act has been withdrew from the innocent saint finally... other charges will also be cleared of as ol stand bogus n consoiratory......Asaram bapu is an innocent saint..soon media will have to pay heavily for the false defamation they did 4him...paid media is going to be a past eny of this country soon..amen
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        prem prem
        Feb 15, 2014 at 11:28 am
        जैसेपृथ्वी पर प्रकाश के स्रोत सूर्यनारायण हैं वैसे समाज में सत्प्रेरणा, सद्भाव, सत्प्रवृत्तियोंके मूल स्रोत ब्रह्मनिष्ठ संत-महापुरुष होते हैं । पूज्य संत श्री आशारामजी बापूएक ऐसे संत हैं जो कि सूर्य की तरह सारे विश्व को सच्चे ज्ञान का प्रकाश दे रहेहैं । आधुनिकता की तपन में तप रहे मानव-समाज को चन्द्रमा की तरह शीतलता का दान देरहे हैं । प्राणिमात्र की पीड़ा जिनको अपनी पीड़ा लगती है, परदुःखकातरता जिनका जस्वभाव है,ऐसेजीवमात्र के हितैषी लोकसंत पूज्य बापूजी आज समूची मानवता को जीवन की ी राह दिखारहे हैं।
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          prem prem
          Feb 15, 2014 at 1:12 pm
          हमारेदेश का कानून किस प्रकार अलग है ....हम आपको बताते है............जब किसी संत पर कोई आरोपलगता है तो उनका पूरा पूरा दिन मिडिया ट्रायल होता है ओर उन पर आरोपसिध्द होने से पहले ही उनको जेल मे डाल दिया जाता है............. जबकिदूसरी और पूर्व न्यायधीश पर यौन उत्पीडन का आरोप लगता है तो उसके लिएजाँच कमेटी बैठ जाती है ऐसा दोहरा न्याय क्यू ????..जबकि हमारे देश मे कानून सबके लिए समानहै.........संत श्री आसाराम बापू जी पर लगातार 4 महिने से मिडिया कवरेज हो रही है उस पर कोर्टके दवारा कोई रोक नही.................यौन उत्पीडन के आरोपी पूर्व न्यायधीशपर सुप्रीम कोर्ट के दवारा मिडिया कवरेज पर रोक लगा दी जाती है ऐसाभेदभाव क्यू???????? ....न्यायधीश पर मिडिया कवरेज हटाने का मतलब क्या है?????क्या आसारामबापू जी पर मिडिया कवरेज इसलिए हो रहा है कि...उन्होने देश , व समाज को नोचने व तोडने वाली ताकतो सेदेशवासियो को बचाने का प्रयास किया?????.....यदि इस प्रकार हमारे देश मे कानून कादुरउपयोग हुआ तो आने वाले समय मे कानून पर से लोगो का विश्वासउठ जायेगा.......जय हिन्द जय भारत
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            Sadharan Raj
            Feb 15, 2014 at 12:33 pm
            Sach ko samane kyo n laya ja raha hai.Aise Sant ko kyo bina sabut ke abhi tak andar rakha a hai..
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