Gujarat court frames charges against Asaram in rape case
A court in Gandhinagar on Monday framed charges against Asaram Bapu, paving the way for the start of trial, more than two years after the police had filed a charge-sheet against him and six others in a rape case.
A woman has accused Asaram of raping her repeatedly during her stay in his ashram here. The framing of charges was delayed because the police could not bring Asaram to court as he is in a Jodhpur jail in connection with another rape case. The police and Asaram’s lawyers agreed that he can appear through video link.
Asaram, who appeared before the sessions judge Rizwana Ghoghari via video link on Monday, denied the charges against him.