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What Has The Victim’s Father Pleaded

  • The father has contended that if bail is granted, the victim and her family will be killed by Asaram Bapu.
  • The father is represented by Advocate Utsav Bains who declares that Asaram Bapu is a habitual offender and is currently facing trial in numerous other cases.
  • Calling him highly influential and politically connected, the plea makes him out to have millions of followers and that Asaram bapu had hired a killer to murder the eye witnesses who had confessed to the Police.

Background

  • The Applicant and his family members were threatened with dire consequences.
  • The State of Uttar Pradesh had reduced their security.
  • Hence the victim’s family was vulnerable to murderous attacks.
  • The Uttar Pradesh Police is yet to interrogate or arrest Asaram Bapu.
  • The State of Rajasthan has also opposed the bail plea on the grounds that had ulterior motives and was using his treatment as a guise to change his place of custody.

Other Developments

  • An application of temporary suspension was made so that Asaram Bapu could get treatment.
  • He was suffering from COVID-19 in Central Jail, Jodhpur where he had been sentenced to life imprisonment.
  • He is currently facing trial in another case in Gujarat under Section 376 IPC and is in custody for the same.

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