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

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.

By: PTI | New Delhi |
August 12, 2021 12:15:04 pm
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The Supreme Court Thursday stayed a Gujarat High Court order granting two-week furlough to rape convict Narayan Sai, son of self-styled godman Asaram Bapu.

A bench of Justices DY Chandrachud and M R Shah issued a notice to Narayan Sai on the plea of the Gujarat government challenging the order of the single-judge bench of the High Court.

The top court posted the matter for further hearing after two weeks.

On June 24, the single-judge bench of the Gujarat High Court had granted furlough to Narayan Sai. Earlier, in December 2020, he was granted furlough by the High Court owing to the ill-health of his mother.

On April 26, 2019, Narayan Sai was convicted under the Indian Penal Code sections 376 (rape), 377 (unnatural offences), 323 (assault), 506-2 (criminal intimidation) and 120-B (conspiracy) by a Surat court and sentenced to life imprisonment.

Sai, also a self-styled godman is serving life sentence in a rape case filed by one of his and his father Asaram’s former devotees.

The sister of the victim had filed a rape complaint against Asaram.

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