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Police charge Asaram with rape, human trafficking

Nov 06, 2013 02:41 PM IST India India

Jodhpur: After over two and a half months of investigation Jodhpur police has filed the charge sheet against self styled godman Asaram and his four aides in the case of sexual assault on a minor on August 15.

In what has added to the troubles of Asaram the police have also slapped section 370 of IPC charging 72-year-old of human trafficking in the chargesheet besides rape, sexual assault, criminal conspiracy and wrongful confinement.

Asaram is also charged under stringent sections of Prevention of Children from Sexual Offences Act POCSO and Juvenile justice Act.

Onus will now lie on Asaram to prove before the court that he is not guilty. If found guilty in the case, the self styled god man could be given a life term as per the provisions.

Court has extended the judicial custody of Asaram and the four co-accused in the case Shilpi, Sharat, Shiva and Prakash till November 16.