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Jodhpur: A local court has given the Jodhpur police one-day custody of religious preacher Asaram Bapu, arrested last night from his Indore ashram for allegedly sexually assaulting a 16-year-old schoolgirl.
The police have taken the spiritual leader to his Mania ashram, 35 km from Jodhpur, where the teenager was allegedly assaulted on August 15. A chargesheet will be filed after the probe is completed, police said.
Cops in Jodhpur said Asaram is medically fit and cooperating with the investigation. He has denied the allegations so far, a senior police official said today.
Having evaded the law for 12 days, the religious preacher now faces some tough questions. (Read)
The Rajasthan police is probing why a minor girl was brought to the self-styled godman on the suggestion of his gurukul’s hostel warden when police have found no evidence of the minor’s illness.
Asaram’s supporters, meanwhile, have launched a pressure campaign with protests in Delhi, Mumbai, Patna and Bhopal calling the arrest a conspiracy against their leader.
A political blame game has also started over the arrest with senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh questioning the silence of top Bharatiya Janata Party leaders on the controversial guru.
“The most vocal voice of BJP against atrocities against women has been Sushma Swaraj. Why is she quiet in Asharam Bapu’s case?” tweeted Mr Singh last night.
To which Ms Swaraj responded, “In our country we have a law that is same for everybody. There is no one big and no one small and law will take its own course.”
Digvijaya’s tweet coincided with a picture of him seeking Asaram’s blessings, when he was the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, being shared on social networking websites.
Bangalore, Sep 1 Law as a profession has become a business over the years, which is a matter of concern, union Law and Justice Minister Kapil Sibal said Sunday.
“Lawyers have always been regarded as providers of service. That is why law is a profession. Over the years, however, I found that it has become a business,” Sibal said at the 21st annual convocation of the National Law School of India University.
Quoting Scottish lawyer Hugh Patterson McMillon that “practice of law was more than a mere trade or business”, Sibal cautioned the graduating law students from falling into the trap of wanting to make a monetary killing while providing service, as the relationship between a customer and a businessperson was not of personal trust.
“The relationship between the client and a lawyer is a relationship of trust. Never breach the trust. Always keep the trust at the forefront of the service you provide. Keep the compensation part as an element which is of least priority,” he said in his presidential address.
Senior BJP leader M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said that people cannot afford the ruling UPA anymore, and it is better if the country goes to early elections.
“The country cannot afford a paralytic government. It is better to end this uncertainty and go for fresh elections at the earliest,” Naidu said here.
Referring to the declining value for Indian rupee against US dollar and increasing fuel prices, Naidu said “people of this country do not want this government.”
He also criticised Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for his speech in the Parliament on the missing coal Ministry files and said “as the head of the government, he is the custodian. Either he should fix accountability and sack the person responsible or he himself should own up the responsibility.”
He alleged that Singh was trying to defend his political image rather than addressing the challenges as required of him as an economist and as the head of the government.
“As an opposition party, it is our bounden duty to tell the country about your (Singh’s) wrong doings, policy paralysis and flip flop on major issues.” Reacting to the recent hike in fuel prices, Naidu said the hike will have a “cascading effect” on each and every section of the society and there will be further rise in the prices of all essential commodities.