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Asaram Bapu

Asaram Bapu was born Asumal Sirumalani in April 1941 in Berani village, which is now in Pakistan. Asaram came to Ahmedabad in the early 70s. He later went on to open at least 400 ashrams across the country. He has thousands of followers in India. A trial court in Jodhpur on April 25, 2018, found Asaram guilty of raping a minor girl in August 2013 and sentenced him to life imprisonment.


Asaram Bapu case: Security for rape victim's family stepped up

April 13, 2022 5:19 pm

Superintendent of Police (city) of Shahajahanpur Sanjay Kumar told PTI on Wednesday that three constables have been posted to provide security to the family.

Uttar Pradesh: Teen’s body found in parking lot of Asaram Ashram; 5 detained

April 09, 2022 3:09 am

“An autopsy was done but the report said the cause of death could not be ascertained. The viscera has been preserved for examination”, said Superintendent of Police, Gonda, Santosh Kumar Mishra.

As Prakash Jha's Aashram comes under attack, here's a look at controversial 'babas' of India

October 26, 2021 3:19 pm

Prakash Jha's Aashram shines a light on self-styled godmen in India, who are often convicted for crimes. From Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh to Asaram Bapu, here's a look at a few of them.

Supreme Court sets aside Gujarat HC order granting furlough to Asaram Bapu's son Narayan Sai

October 20, 2021 11:46 am

A bench of Justices DY Chandrachud and BV Nagarathna allowed the appeal of the Gujarat government challenging the June 24 order of the high court granting furlough to Sai.

Gujarat: Man who fired at whistleblower in Asaram case held

September 03, 2021 10:18 pm

Accused Sanjiv Vaidya had allegedly fired at Raju Chandak, a former ‘sadhak’ at Asaram ashram, who later turned whistleblower alleging practises of occult and black magic being carried out at the ashram premises.

SC rejects Asaram's plea seeking suspension of sentence to undergo Ayurvedic treatment

August 31, 2021 7:38 pm

Asaram is serving varying jail terms including life sentences in two sexual assault cases.

Seven Asaram followers found guilty of rioting in 2008 case

August 14, 2021 6:05 pm

Followers of self-styled godman Asaram Bapu, who now stands convicted on rape charges, had attacked a group of journalists, who were outside his ashram in Motera, covering a bandh called in protest against the death of two minor boys who were students at the ashram’s gurukul.

Supreme Court stays Gujarat High Court order granting two-week furlough to Narayan Sai

August 12, 2021 12:15 pm

Rape convict Narayan Sai is serving life sentence in a rape case filed by one of his and his father Asaram Bapu's former devotees.

Gujarat HC allows Asaram's jailed son to meet ailing father through video conferencing

July 17, 2021 11:45 pm

The court, however, passed an order stating that they would be allowed to meet each other through video conferencing from both the jails in August.

Delhi High Court sets aside stay on book on Asaram

September 23, 2020 10:09 am

Acting on a plea by the book's publisher Harper Collins, Justice Najmi Waziri said the trial court's order granting ex-parte injunction and staying release of the book on the eve of its launch is set aside.


The 2013 Asaram rape case: All that he was accused of

June 22, 2020 6:25 pm

Asaram Bapu is accused of raping a 16-year-old girl at his ashram in Jodhpur in 2013.

Jodhpur Sessions Court rejects Asaram Bapu's bail plea

January 08, 2016 11:55 am

Jodhpur, Jan 08 (ANI): Self-styled godman Asaram Bapu, who is in jail since September 2013 for allegedly raping a minor, was on Friday denied bail by a court in Jodhpur. Lawyer Pramod Kumar Verma on Friday said that the verdict on Asaram Bapu was scheduled for today. He also said that the court rejected the plea and said that it is not the right time for a bail and conditions are not favorable.