The plea, filed in the District and Sessions court, will come up for hearing on Thursday. Shilpi had allegedly advised the girl's parents to take her to Asaram to ‘ward off evil souls’ leading to the sexual assault.
The petitioner has said that she had already been interrogated and there was no need to arrest her and she had no control over female boarders of the hostel.
Shilpi has also claimed that Asaram was just a trustee of the gurukul and hence had no direct control over the hostel. However, counsel for the victim, Manish Vyas, claimed that facts mentioned by Shilpi were far from reality as there was adequate evidence against her.
"She was in constant touch over phone with the parents of the girl and also with Shiva (attendant of Asaram who is in judicial custody) ahead of the scheduled meeting of the girl with Asaram," said a police official.
Police are now trying to arrest the rest of the accused in the case - Shilpi, Sharad Chandra (caretaker of gurukul) and Prakash (cook of Asaram), who was with him at Manai ashram on the night of incident.

Court to hear Asaram’s plea today

A Jodhpur court will on Thursday hear a plea filled by Asaram demanding home cooked food. Notably, Asaram has been declared completely fit after medical examination.

Meanwhile, the filing of bail application of Asaram in the High Court is reportedly being delayed due to indecision over the selection of lawyer, sources said. Asaram's bail plea was earlier rejected by the District and Sessions court.


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