Controversy after Sikkim ex-Chief Justice touches feet of rape accused Asaram Bapu

Guwahati, December 17: Religious leader and the self-styled godman Asaram Bapu who is serving prison at the Jodhpur Central Jail for allegedly raping a minor at his ashram is going under a judicial process.

The self-styled godman is being produced in the court almost on a daily basis for hearing of the sexual assault case.

As a trial Asaram was produced in Jodhpur court on Saturday as well when the former Sikkim High Court Chief Justice SN Bhargava greeted the rape accused by touching his feet

The incident has stirred controversy and drew attention of the public as at a time when a rape accused is brought for a court’s hearing, a judicial greets seeking blessings from the former.

Asaram is reported to be still a godman to many of his followers.

Apart from the ex-Chief Justice, the security personnels accompanying the retired judge also touched Asaram’s feet.