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Supreme Court asked States to provide security to Witnesses in Asaram Rape case

On November 18 a year ago, the apex court had asked the Center and the states to answer to the pleas by witnesses in bodies of evidence against Asaram. The witnesses had likewise requested their security

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New Delhi, Mar 24, 2017: Questioning the disappointments of Haryana and Uttar Pradesh in actualizing the witness protection schemes till now, the Supreme Court today asked them to offer security to the witnesses in rape case against Asaram.

“It’s high time now, why are you not implementing the witness protection scheme. The witnesses in criminal cases need to be protected,” said a bench of justices A K Sikri and Ashok Bhushan.

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Allowing Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana the last chance to document their answers to a plea by four key observers in a rape instance of minors purportedly including Asaram Bapu, being attempted in Jodhpur, the seat asked that they answer inside four weeks, reported PTI

The court additionally asked Uttar Pradesh and Haryana to give security to the observers for the situation against Asaram residing there. While UP has three such witnesses, Haryana has one.

The counsil showing up for Rajasthan said the progressing trial of the case at Jodhpur is practically over.

Advocate Utsav Singh Bains showing up for four observers for the situation sought a SIT probe into the occurrences of assaults and vanishings of the witnesses in arguments against Asaram and pleaded for expeditious framing of the national witness protection guidelines.

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On November 18 a year ago, the apex court had asked the Center and the states to answer to the pleas by witnesses in bodies of evidence against Asaram. The witnesses had likewise requested their security.

The four petitioners who have filed the plea are – Mahinder Chawla, a witness in a rape case allegedly involving Asaram; Naresh Gupta, the father of a murdered witness; Karamvir Singh, the father of a child rape victim and Narender Yadav, a journalist who allegedly escaped a murder attempt.

“A very dangerous scenario has emerged which attacks the heart of our constitutional rights and freedoms, where the rich and powerful accused openly subvert the rule of law and pollute the streams of justice by murdering, attacking and threatening witnesses with impunity.

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“Recently several witnesses in the Asaram Bapu and Narayan Sai rape cases were killed, attacked or went missing under mysterious circumstances,” their plea said.

The petitioners also sought directions from the court to the Centre and states protection by the central forces to the witnesses who have been attacked.

-prepared by Ashish Srivastava of NewsGram Twitter @PhulRetard

6 COMMENTS

  1. The witnesses who are about to speak in favor of ashram are killed..which creates problem in bail. But PAID MEDIA never bothers to show the truth..their only target is to defame Bapuji and his disciples. A totally FAKE and baseless case on an innocent 80 yrs old saint. Not even a single allegation has been proved against bapuji till now. Still…

  2. PAID MEDIA distorted facts for its TRP lust. None of the allegations have been proved despite 3 years

    DCP Lamba- In FIR/Medical report, there is NO mention of rape in Bapuji’s case #DarkSideOfSystem

  3. I have seen a video where investigating officer Dcp Ajay PalLamba clearly said It IS NOT RAPE CASE but media always used it as rape.

    Asarambapuji also pleaded in the court that all witnesses should get protection because if anyone get attacked then my case get affected so it’s clear who will get benefitted definitely conspirators.
    Conspirators are attacking the witnesses to make it complicated. Please try to see from all the context and don’t do the reporting for the TRP and money.

  4. संत अगर किसी झूठे आरोप का शिकार होता है,तो तुरंत अपमानित किया जाता है ।आशाराम बापूजी का केस भी बोगस और बेबुनियाद है।

  5. जो गवाह गवाही दे चुके हैउनको मरवाने से आसाराम जी बापू के केश फायदे की
    जगह नुकसान होतो कोन मरे गा जबकि आश्रम ने दो बार प्रर्थना लगे कि गवाहों
    को पूरी सुरक्षा दी जाय मिडिया जरूर चिलाती है

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