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Asaram Bapu moves bail application in High Court in sexual assault case
Jodhpur:  Controversial self-styled godman Asaram Bapu, who is in judicial custody in the alleged sexual assault case of a minor, today moved a bail application in the Rajasthan High Court in Jodhpur.

The hearing on the petition is scheduled on Monday, one of Asaram's counsels said.

Last week a lower court had rejected the bail plea of 72-year old Asaram, who was arrested on September 1 from his Indore ashram.

His aide Shiva, who is considered as a key witness in the case, is also under judicial custody.

Police is now looking forward to the other three co-accused - Shilpi, Sharad Chandra and a cook of the self-styled godman - to wrap up investigation and filing chargesheet in the case.

The district and session court rejected the anticipatory bail moved by Shilpi, the warden of the Chhindwara-based ashram in Madhya Pradesh, yesterday.

The 16-year-old girl had lodged a complaint with the police on August 20, accusing Asaram of sexually assaulting her at his Jodhpur ashram.

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