‘Jalebi Baba’, accused of raping over 100 women, jailed for 14 yrs

‘Jalebi Baba’, accused of raping over 100 women, jailed for 14 yrs in Haryana
Additional district judge Balwant Singh awarded 63-year-old Amarpuri 14-years’ jail under Section 6 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POSCO) Act for raping a minor two times, 7-year jail each in two rape cases under Section 376-C of the Indian Penal Code and 5-year jail under Section 67-A of the IT Act. He was, however, acquitted in an Arms Act case.

A fast-track special court in Haryana’s Fatehabad on Tuesday sentenced self-styled godman Amarveer, popularly known as Amarpuri alias Billu alias Jalebi Baba, to 14 years in jail for raping more than 100 women and making video clips of the crimes.

Additional district judge Balwant Singh awarded 63-year-old Amarpuri 14-years’ jail under Section 6 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POSCO) Act for raping a minor two times, 7-year jail each in two rape cases under Section 376-C of the Indian Penal Code and 5-year jail under Section 67-A of the IT Act. He was, however, acquitted in an Arms Act case.

All the sentences will run concurrently and the godman will spend 14 years behind bars, said Sanjay Verma, counsel of the victims.

“He has been in jail for the last 4.5 years and will have to stay in jail for nine-and-a-half years. The accused Baba was acquitted in the Arms Act. Other details of the judgment will be revealed after seeing the copy of the order,” he added.