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Verdict against Asaram to be pronounced in jail to avoid violence in Rajasthan

ANI  |  Jodhpur (Rajasthan) [India] 

on Tuesday decided to pronounce the verdict against self-styled godman in regard to a case in a jail court to avoid any law and order situation in

The police had filed a petition in the stating that may witness Panchkula-like violence, which broke out after the conviction of controversial godman Gurmeet in a case.

"The judgment will now be pronounced in the jail keeping law and order of the state in mind on April 25," told ANI.

The Schedule Caste and Schedule on April 7 completed its hearing in the case against the godman and the judgement in the case is scheduled for April 25.

Asaram, who is currently lodged in the Central jail, is facing trial in two sexual assault cases: one in and the other in

In the case registered in Rajasthan, a teenage girl had accused of sexual assault at his ashram in Manai village near Jodhpur.

While in Gujarat, the two Surat-based sisters had lodged separate complaints against the self-styled godman and his son Narayan Sai, accusing them of rape.

The arrested on August 3, 2013, and since then, he is in prison.

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First Published: Tue, April 17 2018. 18:45 IST