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Sexual assault case: Rajasthan HC to hear Asaram’s bail plea today

A lower court had rejected the bail plea of 72-year-old Asaram,who is currently in Jodhpur jail.

Rajasthan High Court on Monday will hear the petition moved by controversial self-styled godman Asaram Bapu,seeking bail in the alleged sexual assault case of a minor.

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The controversial godman has been in the judicial custody after his arrest on September 1 from his Indore ashram. The custody ends on September 16.

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Last week a lower court had rejected the bail plea of 72-year-old Asaram,who is currently lodged in the Jodhpur Central Jail.

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His aide Shiva,who is considered as a key witness in the case,is also under judicial custody.

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The 16-year-old girl had lodged a complaint with the police on August 20,accusing Asaram of sexually assaulting her at his Jodhpur ashram.

(With PTI inputs)