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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.


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.

Supreme Court rejects Asaram Bapu's bail plea in rape case lodged in Gujarat

July 15, 2019 7:10 pm

The apex court was hearing Asaram's plea against the January 2015 order passed by the Gujarat High Court which had dismissed his bail application in the case.

Narayan Sai, son of Asaram, sentenced to life in rape case

April 30, 2019 7:06 pm

Sai was booked under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), including rape, unnatural sex, molestation, wrongful confinement, unlawful assembly, rioting armed with deadly weapon, criminal intimidation and criminal conspiracy.

Sunil Bohra to produce Asaram Bapu biopic

April 30, 2019 5:57 pm

Producer Sunil Bohra will be producing the biopic on Asaram Bapu. Sunil has bankrolled movies like Gangs of Wasseypur, Shahid, Tanu Weds Manu, Tanu Weds Manu: Returns and Mastram.

Asaram Bapu's son Narayan Sai convicted of rape by Surat court

April 26, 2019 2:02 pm

Sai was booked under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), including rape, unnatural sex, molestation, wrongful confinement, unlawful assembly and criminal conspiracy, after the younger of two sisters accused him of repeated sexual assault between 2002 and 2005.

Asaram seeks dilution of life sentence in mercy plea to Rajasthan Governor

September 11, 2018 12:22 pm

In his mercy plea, Asaram cited his old age and sought respite from the "gruelling" punishment.

Good days will come, Asaram says in viral audio clip

April 28, 2018 1:45 pm

In a one-way communication which appeared like a telephonic sermon, Asaram first extended his gratitude to his followers for maintaining calm and not coming to Jodhpur on the day of judgment.

His (un)Holiness

April 28, 2018 1:20 am

Asaram Bapu’s ungodly acts and India’s slip down the slopes of press freedom.

Asaram Bapu rape verdict: Other cases against the godman

April 26, 2018 5:40 am

Self-styled godman Asaram Bapu was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday by a Jodhpur court which found him guilty of raping a 16-year-old girl in one of his ashrams five years ago. Below are the other pending cases against Asaram

One witness in Asaram case untraceable, another shot dead

April 26, 2018 5:27 am

The rape survivor’s lawyer, Pramod Kumar Verma, said Rahul Sachan, who is missing, was Asaram’s personal assistant. He added Kripal Singh was shot dead in July 2015 after he had testified how the survivor and her Shahjahanpur-based family were ardent Asaram followers.


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.