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

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

by Ajay Lamba, Sanjeev Mathur

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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.∗∗∗ DISCLAIMER: 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789353578596
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers India
Publication date: 09/05/2020
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 248
Sales rank: 407,350
File size: 606 KB

About the Author

An electronics engineer by training, Ajay Lamba worked in HCL Infosystems, Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL), the Centre for Development of Telematics (CDoT), the Defence and Research Development Organisation (DRDO), Indian Railways and the Indian Revenue Service (IRS) before joining the Indian Police Service (IPS) in 2005. In August 2018, he was awarded the Rajasthan government's highest police award for his commendable work in the Asaram case. Currently, he is the Additional Commissioner of Police (Law & Order), Jaipur, Rajasthan.

Sanjeev Mathur is the editorial head at The Book Bakers Literary Agency. An editor and a seasoned writer, he has worked on more than two hundred books across various genres. He has ghostwritten op-eds, columns and articles on subjects ranging from politics to cinema. This is his first book.

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