Verdict against Asaram to be pronounced on jail premises: HC
Jodhpur: The Rajasthan High Court today allowed a plea by the state police for pronouncement of trial court verdict in a rape case against self-styled 'god-man' Asaram on premises of Jodhpur central jail, where he is lodged, and directed the authorities to deploy adequate security personnel to ensure that his followers do no create any law and order problem in the city.
The high court directed the court of special judge SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, Jodhpur to conduct proceedings for pronouncement of judgment in the case against Asaram on the jail premises on the fixed date of April 25.
A bench of justices Gopal Krishna Vyas and Ramchandra Singh Jhala also directed the Superintendent of Jodhpur Central Jail and the police and district administration to make all arrangements for the proceedings in the central jail.
It cannot be said that (Asaram's) followers will not create hurdle or unhealthy atmosphere which may create not only hardship and inconvenience to the public at large of Jodhpur city, but also law and order problem, the court said in its order.