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Rape case: Supreme Court to hear self-styled religious figure Asaram Bapu's plea today

News Agencies | Updated on: 27 January 2017, 9:22 IST

The Supreme Court on Friday will hear the plea filed by self-styled religious figure Asaram Bapu, an accused in two rape cases.

In 2013, a minor girl had alleged Asaram of sexually assaulting her at his ashram in Jodhpur.

The Gujarat Government had earlier told the top court division bench that the rape case registered against Asaram would very likely proceed in an expeditious manner, adding that the trial would be completed within six months so the bail should not be granted to him in the case.

The apex court had in October last month sought the response of the Centre and five states on a plea seeking a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the alleged murder of children through black magic and attacks on ten witnesses in Asaram Bapu rape cases.

-ANI

First published: 27 January 2017, 9:22 IST
 
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