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Super 50: Security beefed up in Jodhpur ahead of Asaram rape case verdict

Ahead of the verdict in the rape case of a 16-year-old girl involving self-styled godman Asaram Bapu, security has been beefed up in Jodhpur. The verdict in the case will be announced from inside the jail premises, as mandated by the Rajasthan High Court. As a precautionary measure police imposed section 144 in Jodhpur till April 30, banning the assembly of more than four people at a place. A close vigil is being kept at bus and railway stations along with hotels in the city. While entry points to the city have been sealed, authorities evacuated Asaram’s ashram located on the outskirts of the city.

Updated : 24 April 2018, 03:03 PM