HC to hear Asaram's bail plea today over sexual assault case

Last Updated: Tue, Oct 01, 2013 05:22 hrs

Jaipur: Rajasthan High Court will hear self-styled godman Asaram's bail plea in the sexual assault case of a minor girl on Tuesday, a day after a local court had extended the judicial custody of Asaram and his attendant Shiva till October 11 .

The District and Sessions judge also extended the police custody of another key accused, Shilpi, by three more days. All the three accused were produced before the District and Sessions judge on Monday as Asaram followers shouted slogans, protesting their arrests.

The followers also clashed with mediapersons, a police officer said, adding cases have been registered against seven journalists on charges of beating Asaram supporters. ADCP Kesar Singh Shekhawat said they had picked up about two dozen followers from the court area and dropped them away.

Asaram was arrested in the case on September 1 and his aide Shiva was arrested a few days later. Shilpi, who is accused of making arrangements to send the 16-year-old girl to Manai 'ashram' where Asaram allegedly sexually assaulted her in August, surrendered before the court last week.

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