"He's 85, in prison for 10 years:" Gujarat High Court to hear appeal by Asaram Bapu on priority

"He (Asaram Bapu) has undergone 10 years in prison and is 85-years-old. We will hear the main appeal itself instead of his plea for suspension of sentence," the Court said on Thursday.
Gujarat High Court
Gujarat High Court

The Gujarat High Court has decided to start hearing the appeal filed by self-styled godman Asaram Bapu against his conviction in a 2013 rape case from April 4 after noting his advanced age and the fact that he has been in prison for around a decade [Ashumal @ Asharam Thaumal Sindhi (Harpalani) vs State of Gujarat].

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