Revealed: Why is sexual assault accused Asaram creating ruckus in jail

Asaram Bapu
Jodhpur, Sept 5: 72-year-old Asaram Bapu has been creating headlines since sexual assault allegations were hurled against him. Now, people were amused to see reports which say the self-styled godman has begun showing tantrums in prison.

The spiritual leader, initially, claimed that he would not accept water without a drop from his bottle carrying 'Gangajal', holy water of the Ganga. Later he reportedly started purifying the room sprinkling the holy water and slept on a 'chatai' (mat).

The septuagenarian has been sent to 14-day judicial custody till Sept 16. Currently he has been lodged in Jodhpur Central jail where he was reportedly kept in a separate room instead of the barrack. A news agency recently reported that the spiritual leader has been spending sleepless nights in the jail as mosquitoes troubled him a lot.

Media reports also claimed that the sexual assault accused was given milk and dry fruits and special "dalia" (porridge) was cooked for him as he had refused to take ordinary food made for other prisoners.

Jodhpur jail authorities, however, refused to accept such reports saying that Asaram was not given any special treatment in the jail. The "guru" has been booked under Sections 376, 342, 506 and 509 of the IPC, Section 8 of the Prevention of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) and Sections 23 and 26 of the Juvenile Justice Act.

Asaram refused to take ordinary food in prison

Asaram recently cleared a potency test conducted on him by a team of three doctors, who established that he was not impotent as opposed to his claims. The test conducted revealed that he was indeed potent and capable of committing rape.

A court in Jodhpur on Wednesday, Sept 4 rejected Asaram's bail plea. The complainant, in the FIR filed with the Jodhpur police, explained how she allegedly was assaulted by the spiritual leader who reportedly first switched off the light of his room and then started molesting her touching her private parts.

He also allegedly had tried to strip the girl. The girl, while speaking to media persons, was quoted as saying, "It was a big mistake. The day I met Asaram at his Jodhpur ashram was the worst day of my life."

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