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While some of Asaram’s devotees expressed support and solidarity with him, some others called upon other devotees to push for bail for the tainted Godman. Tweets by ardent devotees alleged that Asaram is innocent and is being framed in the case by the misuse of POCSO law. Also Read - 'Highly Misplaced': India Strongly Rejects UN Special Branch's Criticism of New IT Rules
Rajasthan High Court’s Additional District and Sessions judge Manoj Kumar Vyas passed an order today to deny bail to the self acclaimed Godman accused of alleged sexual assault on a minor. The order was issued after almost an hour long arguments on the matter on Friday.
The bail plea of the accused godman, who has been languishing in Jodhpur jail since September 2013, had been taken up before the court by BJP leader Subramaniam Swamy.
Asaram was arrested from his Ashram in Indore and brought to Jodhpur, after a 16- year old girl from Jodhpur lodged a complaint of sexual assault against him. He has been in Jodhpur Central Jail ever since.