Court rejects Asaram’s plea

Jodhpur, September 23

The Jodhpur High Court today dismissed self-styled godman Asaram’s plea for suspension of sentence in a rape case after it was withdrawn as not pressed.

“We decided to ‘not press’ the application for suspension of sentence after brief arguments,” said Pradeep Choudhary, counsel for Asaram. However, a Division Bench agreed to hear arguments on appeal against sentence. Asaram was convicted in a 2013 rape case and is currently serving life  sentence. — PTI