Asaram trial to go on in his absence

Written by PTI | Jodhpur | Updated: May 3 2014, 00:36am hrs
In view of repeated adjournments due to Asarams absence citing health grounds, the district and session court, which is hearing the sexual assault case against the self-styled godman, on Thursday ordered that the trial will not be stalled anymore on the account of absence of any accused. The court, while admitting the application of the prosecution seeking permission to continue the trial in the absence of Asaram, gave directions to the defence to proceed with the trial from next date on May 5. The court ordered the defence to continue with the trial, even if any accused was absent from the court, public prosecutor R L Meena said.