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Gujarat court rejects Asaram’s bail plea

A Gandhinagar court on Wednesday rejected self-styled godman Asaram’s bail application in the sexual assault case lodged against him by one of the two Surat-based sisters. Sessions judge DT Soni rejected Asaram’s bail plea on the grounds that the investigation in the case lodged against him is at a ‘crucial juncture’ and the allegations against him are of ‘serious nature.’ Recently, the Surat police registered two complaints - one against Asaram and another against his son Narayan Sai - for rape, sexual assault, illegal confinement and other charges, as alleged by the two sisters. In her complaint, the elder of the two sisters accused Asaram of repeated sexual assault between 1997 and 2006 during the time she lived in his ashram on the outskirts of Ahmedabad city.
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