New Delhi, April 25: A special Jodhpur court on Wednesday held Asaram Bapu guilty of raping a 16-year-old girl and sentenced life imprisonment to the self-proclaimed godman.
According to News18 estimated report, Vasundhara Raje led Rajasthan Government has spent Rs 7.25 crore on Asaram, who has been lodged in Jodhpur Central Jail since 2013.
During his proceedings at the special court, the self-styled godman was surrounded by a team of 50 personnel, which included both senior officers and common people.
Twenty constables were charged with reaching the court ahead of Asaram to ensure that all arrangements were in place.
In the meantime, another 20 cops would travel in the same vehicle as Asaram to the court. There would be a car in front of the vehicle Asaram was traveling in and another at the back comprising five cops each.
However, when a common man hires a police constable for his or her security, the charge is Rs 3,000 per day and the charge of hiring an inspector-level officer is much higher.
Asaram had to turn up for 100 hearings in a year, the expense for which costs around Rs 1.50 crore per year.
Since the case went on for nearly 5 years, it makes a total of Rs 7.25 crore.