Rape conviction challenged by Asaram in Rajasthan HC

  • By TOI
  • | Tuesday | 3rd July, 2018

JODHPUR: Self-styled godman Asaram has challenged his conviction in a rape case and filed a petition before the Rajasthan High Court that reopened after summer vacation on Monday. Jodhpur lawyers had boycotted judicial work in protest against the demand by Udaipur lawyers for establishing HC’s circuit bench in Udaipur. According to sources, Asaram has taken utmost precaution in preparing the appeal’s draft as his bail applications before the conviction were all turned down from the trial court to the Supreme Court. Now after filing an appeal before the high court, the application for bail will be moved.On the other hand, the acquittal of two other co-accused Shiva and Prakash in the same rape case has been challenged by the rape survivor’s lawyer. The high court has called for the records of case from the trial court,” Bora said.A sentence can be challenged within two months of its pronouncement but on account of lawyers’ month-long protest in Jodhpur, Asaram’s appeal could not be filed.

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