Asaram rape case: Judge reaches Jodhpur Central jail, verdict shortlyApril 25, 2018 09:20
The judge has reached Jodhpur Central Jail, where he will pronounced verdict shortly in the rape case against self-styled godman Asaram.
Meanwhile, a supporter of Asaram was detained today outside the Central Jail in Jodhpur where prohibitory orders have been clamped.
Asaram's supporter reached near the jail and tried to put a garland on his poster, but the policemen nabbed him.
The poster was put on a wall of a corridor outside the jail boundary where the family members of prisoners wait.
The supporter managed to reach there despite high-security arrangements.
Both the roads towards the Central jail where Asaram is lodged have been sealed and only mediapersons are allowed outside the jail.
Apprehending a threat to law and order, the Centre has asked Rajasthan, Gujarat and Haryana governments to tighten security and deploy additional forces as the three states have a large number of followers of the 77-year-old Asaram who faces a minimum term of 10 years if convicted.
As per the directions of the Rajasthan high court, the trial court will today deliver its verdict in the Jodhpur Central Jail premises where Asaram has been lodged for the past over four years.-- PTI