SC orders registration of new FIR against Asaram, levies Rs. one lakh fine

New Delhi [India], Jan. 30 : The Supreme Court on Monday ordered registration of a new FIR against self-styled godman Asaram for filing fake documents in connection with his health.

In addition to it, the apex court also levied a fine of Rs. one lakh on him. The apex court earlier in the day rejected the bail plea of Asaram in two rape cases, sought on medical grounds.

The Jodhpur Police arrested Asaram on August 3, 2013 and since then he is in prison. A teenager had accused Asaram of sexually assaulting her during celebration in a village near Jodhpur ashram.

The Gujarat Government had earlier told the top court division bench that the rape case registered against Asaram would very likely proceed in an expeditious manner, adding that the trial would be completed within six months so the bail should not be granted to him in the case.

Source: ANI