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Asaram Rape Case: A Look at The Timeline of Events

India | News18 | April 25, 2018, 2:04 pm
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 A look back at the series of events which led to the arrest of Asaram. He was arrested on August 31, 2013, after a teenage girl alleged that she was subjected to sexual assault by the self-styled guru when she stayed at the Ashram in Mani village. (Image: AFP)

A look back at the series of events which led to the arrest of Asaram. He was arrested on August 31, 2013, after a teenage girl alleged that she was subjected to sexual assault by the self-styled guru when she stayed at the Ashram in Mani village. (Image: AFP)

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 August 15, 2013: The day of alleged sexual assault by the self-styled guru. (Image: AFP)

August 15, 2013: The day of alleged sexual assault by the self-styled guru. (Image: AFP)

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 August 20, 2013: The victim’s parents filed a complaint in Delhi and the case was later transferred to Jodhpur police. (Image: AFP)

August 20, 2013: The victim’s parents filed a complaint in Delhi and the case was later transferred to Jodhpur police. (Image: AFP)

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 August 23, 2013: Supporters of Asaram attacked Kamla Market police station in Delhi in retaliation to the case. (Image: AFP)

August 23, 2013: Supporters of Asaram attacked Kamla Market police station in Delhi in retaliation to the case. (Image: AFP)

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 August 28, 2013: Father of the teenager demands death for Asaram whereas the self-styled guru's son Narayan Sai described the young girl as mentally unstable. (Image: PTI)

August 28, 2013: Father of the teenager demands death for Asaram whereas the self-styled guru's son Narayan Sai described the young girl as mentally unstable. (Image: PTI)

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 August 29, 2013: Indirect allegations made by the accused that he was being targeted by the Congress president Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul Gandhi. (Image: Reuters)

August 29, 2013: Indirect allegations made by the accused that he was being targeted by the Congress president Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul Gandhi. (Image: Reuters)

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 August 31, 2013: Jodhpur police arrested Asaram, who was later sent to jail by a court. His supporters created a ruckus outside court against the order. (Image: AFP)

August 31, 2013: Jodhpur police arrested Asaram, who was later sent to jail by a court. His supporters created a ruckus outside court against the order. (Image: AFP)

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 November 6, 2013: Jodhpur police files chargesheet against Asaram and four co-accused. He was charged with wrongful confinement and rape of a sixteen-year-old. (Image: AFP)

November 6, 2013: Jodhpur police files chargesheet against Asaram and four co-accused. He was charged with wrongful confinement and rape of a sixteen-year-old. (Image: AFP)

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 November 8, 2013: Rajasthan HC directs the District and Sessions Court to start trial with daily hearings and wrap up the case at the earliest. (Image: AFP)

November 8, 2013: Rajasthan HC directs the District and Sessions Court to start trial with daily hearings and wrap up the case at the earliest. (Image: AFP)

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 February 7, 2014: Charges framed against Asaram for rape, criminal conspiracy and other offences by Jodhpur court. (Image: AFP)

February 7, 2014: Charges framed against Asaram for rape, criminal conspiracy and other offences by Jodhpur court. (Image: AFP)

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 February 13, 2014: Asaram pleads not guilty to charges in rape case. (Image: AFP)

February 13, 2014: Asaram pleads not guilty to charges in rape case. (Image: AFP)

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 January 1, 2015: A seven-member AIIMS medical board examined Asaram following a SC directive in connection with his bail plea. (Image: AFP)

January 1, 2015: A seven-member AIIMS medical board examined Asaram following a SC directive in connection with his bail plea. (Image: AFP)

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 February 2015: Rahul K Sachan, a witness in the case was stabbed outside the local court. He was supposed to give his statement. (Image: AFP)

February 2015: Rahul K Sachan, a witness in the case was stabbed outside the local court. He was supposed to give his statement. (Image: AFP)

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 July 8, 2015: A witness, Sudha Pathak, turned hostile and told the court she had no knowledge of Asaram’s activities. Four days later, a key witness, Kripal Singh was shot at by two motorcycle-borne people in Shahjahanpur. (Image: AFP)

July 8, 2015: A witness, Sudha Pathak, turned hostile and told the court she had no knowledge of Asaram’s activities. Four days later, a key witness, Kripal Singh was shot at by two motorcycle-borne people in Shahjahanpur. (Image: AFP)

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 April 7, 2018: Final arguments in the case were completed in the court of SC/ST cases Special Judge Madhu Sudan Sharma and verdict was reserved. (Image: AFP)

April 7, 2018: Final arguments in the case were completed in the court of SC/ST cases Special Judge Madhu Sudan Sharma and verdict was reserved. (Image: AFP)

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 April 25, 2018: Self-styled guru Asaram was sentenced to life imprisonment by a court in Jodhpur for raping a teenager at his ashram in 2013. (Image: PTI)

April 25, 2018: Self-styled guru Asaram was sentenced to life imprisonment by a court in Jodhpur for raping a teenager at his ashram in 2013. (Image: PTI)

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