Jodhpur: In view of repeated adjournments due to Asaram's absence citing health grounds, the district and session court hearing the sexual assault case against the self-styled godman today 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 admitted our application and ordered the defence to continue with the trial, even if any accused was absent from the court,” Public Prosecutor R L Meena said.
Meena said now the trial would continue from May 5 when the victim girl will be cross-examined by the defence even if Asaram does not appear in the court. The trail was stalled on the account of continuous absence of Asaram from the court on health grounds.