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    The verdict is out and Asaram, along with two others, has been convicted. While he has been sentenced to life imprisonment, the two other convicts have been sentenced to 10 years in jail each.

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  • 2:57 PM IST

    Asaram Bapu Rape Case Verdict Live Updates: Asaram Bapu broke down after the Jodhpur Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe Court awarded him a life sentence on Wednesday. The self-styled godman was found guilty of raping a minor girl in his ashram in 2013. Click here to read the full story.

  • 2:54 PM IST

    Asaram Bapu Rape Case Verdict Live Updates: The other two convicted accused have been penalized Rs 10 lakh each along with 20 years in jail. Asaram, according to TV reports, has been taken to barrack number 2.

  • 2:43 PM IST

    Asaram Bapu Rape Case Verdict Live Updates: Asaram reportedly broke down after hearing the sentencing.

  • 2:43 PM IST

    Asaram Bapu Rape Case Verdict Live Updates: Asaram had already spent 5 years in jail. Today, on April 25, the self-styled godman was convicted in a five-year-old rape case. The court has sentenced him to life imprisonment in the rape case. The other two accused — Shilpi and Sharad Chandra — have also been sentenced to 20 years each in jail.

  • 2:39 PM IST

    Asaram Bapu Rape Case Verdict Live Updates: Rest of the two accused — Shilpi and Sharad Chandra — have been sentenced to 20 years each in jail by Jodhpur Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe Court in a rape case.

  • 2:37 PM IST

    Asaram Bapu Rape Case Verdict Live Updates: Big breaking now! The self-styled godman Asaram has been sentenced to life imprisonment in jail in the rape case of a 16-year-old girl.

  • 2:36 PM IST

    Asaram Bapu Rape Case Verdict Live Updates: Asaram has been sentenced to life imprisonment by Jodhpur Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe Court after his conviction in the rape case.

  • 2:35 PM IST

    Asaram Bapu Rape Case Verdict Live Updates: Asaram has been sentenced to life imprisonment by Jodhpur Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe Court after his conviction in the rape case.

Jodhpur (Rajasthan), Apr 25: A Jodhpur Schedule Caste and Schedule Tribe Court is set to pronounce its verdict in a rape case against self-styled godman Asaram Bapu on Wednesday, April 25. Security in Rajasthan has been heightened in view of the verdict against Asaram Bapu. Other states — Rajasthan, Gujarat, and Haryana — have been asked to step up their security to prevent any untoward incident and deploy additional forces to the sensitive areas, a Home Ministry official said. We are running live news updates on the verdict in the rape case against Asaram Bapu, stay with us to catch instant updates.

Following an appeal from the Jodhpur Police Commissioner, a division bench of the Rajasthan High Court on April 17 ordered the trial court to deliver its verdict inside the jail premises. The bench comprising Justice Gopal K. Vyas and Justice Ram Chandra Singh Jhala also issued guidelines to the Commissioner to ensure law and order in the city on the verdict day. The final arguments in the Asaram Bapu rape case were completed on April 7, 2018.

The Jodhpur Police on Tuesday said that Section 144 will be imposed in the city till April 30. “Rajasthan High Court made arrangements for judgement in Asaram rape case to be pronounced inside Jodhpur Central Jail on April 25. Section 144 of CRPC will be imposed in Jodhpur till April 30.We appeal to the public to follow the order. More than four people can’t assemble in public,” a police officer told reporters here. “We will not tolerate any kind of nonsense. We have taken all precautionary measures. We are confident that we will be able to handle law and order,” Jodhpur East (DCP) Amandeep Singh Kapoor said.

Asaram Bapu was arrested on August 31 in 2013 following a sexual harassment complaint against him. The 16-year-old girl, who belonged to Shahjahanpur in Uttar Pradesh, alleged that the godman had called her to his ashram in Manai area near Jodhpur and raped her on the night of August 15 in 2013. There are two rape cases against the self-styled godman. In another case, two Surat-based sisters had lodged separate complaints against the Godman and his son Narayan Sai, accusing them of rape. Asaram was booked under relevant sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) and the SC/ST Act.