Jodhpur HC to hear plea to announce Asaram case verdict from jail court

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Jodhpur: The Jodhpur High Court on Tuesday will hear a plea by Rajasthan Police to pronounce the judgment in a rape case against self-styled godman Asaram in a jail court to avoid any law and order situation in the city. The judgment in the case is scheduled for April 25. Police commissioner Ashok Rathore said the forces had requested the judiciary not to pronounce the judgment in the case from the court as it might lead to clashes between the security forces and the godman’s followers on the court premises.
He also refuted reports that the police had urged the court to shift the pronouncement date in the case from April 25 to April 17.
“We have moved an application requesting the pronouncement of judgment in the jail’s court in view of the threat to law and order situation in the city,” Additional Advocate General SK Vyas said.