The father of Asaram’s rape victim has moved the top court opposing the grant of bail to Asaram, stating that Asaram’s followers could kill his daughter and his family.
The plea stated that Asaram was politically connected and influential and had millions of blind fliers across the nation. It is contented that Asaram has a hired killer called Kartik Halder who had already killed and attacked eyewitnesses and had confessed to police that Asaram ordered the killings.
According to the plea, ten eyewitnesses have been attacked, and three of them have died, and there was a likelihood that Asaram might attack the petitioner and his family. During the trial of the case, he (the petitioner) and his family were threatened.
Incidentally, it is alleged that the UP government has reduced the Applicant’s security, and his family are very vulnerable to attacks by Asaram’s followers/henchmen.
It is alleged that Asaram has so much impunity that even the though hired killer had taken Asaram’s name, the police are yet to question or arrest Asaram in the said case. It is also alleged that UP police has violated Apex Court’s judgement in the Lalita Kumari case to protect the godman.
The Applicant submitted that the Applicant and his daughter were scared of getting murdered if Asram is given bail due to medical reasons. It is further argued that Asaram was a habitual offender and had similar cases pending against him in Gnadhinagar and Jodhpur.
Recently, Asaram had moved the Top Court seeking bail for his medical treatment at an Ayurvedic centre. This move came after the Rajasthan High Court dismissed Asaram’s bail plea and directed the authorities to provide suitable treatment to Asaram.
The State of Rajasthan opposed the bail plea and contended that Asaram wanted his custody changed under the guise of seeking medical treatment.