After three hours, Judge P S Gadhvi delivered the verdict convicting Narayan and four others identified as Ganga alias Dharmishtra Mishra, Jamna alias Bhavna Patel, Hanuman alias Kaushal Thakur and Ramesh Malhotra in the case.
Narayan Sai, arrested in a rape case in 2013, is lodged in a Surat jail. The ED has sought the prosecution of Sai and others for money laundering in its complaint filed at the special PMLA court here, the agency said in a release.
Asaram verdict reactions: Self-styled godman Asaram Bapu has been found guilty of raping a 16-year-old girl from Shahajahanpur of Uttar Pradesh. Reacting to the verdict, Asaram's spokesperson said they will discuss the conviction with their legal team.
Asaram Bapu, 77, was convicted by a trial court. The verdict was delivered by Special Judge Madhusudhan Sharma in a makeshift court at the Jodhpur Central Jail, where the self-styled godman has been lodged since 2013.