New Delhi, April 25: In a Major Developemnt,the Jodhpur Schedule Caste and Schedule Tribe Court has convicted Asaram of raping a teenager from Shahajahanpur in Uttar Pradesh, who was studying at his ashram in Chhindwara.
Special Judge (SC/ST court) Madhusudhan Sharma delivered the verdict in the Jodhpur Central jail premises. After conviction, the self-styled godman could be jailed for a minimum of 10 years.
The judgement in the case was pronounced inside the Jodhpur Central Jail. According to police sources, co-accused Shiva and Shilpi have been convicted and Sharad and Prakash have been acquitted.
The five charges that have been levelled against Asaram Bapu are, raping minor girl, wrongful confinement, criminal intimidation, criminal conspiracy and sexual harassment.
Asaram, who is currently lodged in the Jodhpur Central jail, was facing trial in two sexual assault cases: one in Rajasthan and the other in Gujarat