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Gunning for the Godman: The True Story Behind Asaram Bapu's Conviction




SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE.Notorious godman Asaram Bapu, aka Asumal Sirumalani Harpalani, serves life imprisonment in the Central Jail Jodhpur. He was convicted for the rape of a minor and also has murder charges against him.Gunning for the Godman is the no-holds-barred, first-hand account of how Ajay Lamba, then DCP Jodhpur (West), landed the case and got a team of dedicated officers together. It is the story of how, foiling the Baba's many attempts to get away scot-free, they arrested him in a matter of only ten days, and how they assiduously saw the victim and her family through a four-year long trial. This, despite the countless threats to not only the girl and her family, but also to DCP Lamba's own family and team. A testimony to unrelenting courage, this story of a dynamic police officer's pursuit of justice is a lesson for these troubled times.∗∗∗As on the date of publication of this book, the appeal of Sanchita Gupta@Shilpi against the order of conviction passed by the Special Court (POCSO) Jodhpur, is pending before the Hon'ble Rajasthan High Court. The sentence awarded to Sanchita Gupta@Shilpi has been suspended during the pendency of the appeal.


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