Asaram to be booked under stringent POCSO Act

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Asaram to be booked under POCSO Act
Jaipur, Sept 4: The Jodhpur police is all set to slap more stringent sections of the newly introduced Protection of Children against Sexual Offences Act on the notorious preacher Asaram. He will be booked under section 9 of POCSO Act which tries an accused for allegedly sexually assaulting a minor under his charge.

"It is proved that the girl was under Asaram's care"

The police has got their hands across documents to prove that the girl who has charged Asaram with sexual assault studied and lived in his ashram school. TOI reported that the police is now looking to establish Asaram's connection to the ashram school. "Once it's proved - and this shouldn't be difficult - his alleged act would attract a maximum imprisonment of seven years in prison," said a legal expert.

"If Asaram was running the ashram, it would mean he is part of the ashram, its school and hostel. It implies the girl was under his care, which will help us make the case against him stronger," said a police officer.

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