Jodhpur: In comments that drew outrage, across the nation, criminal lawyer Ram Jethmalani on Tuesday alleged that the girl who had filed a complaint of rape against godman Asaram was suffering from a chronic disease “which draws a woman to a man”.
Jethmalani, who is representing the godman, told the Rajasthan High Court that this was subject to police investigation. He alleged that the age of the girl as well as the entire case was fabricated.
The court deferred till September 18 the hearing on the bail petition of the godman.
Meanwhile, the godman and his aide Shiva appeared before the district and sessions' court which extended their judicial custody till September 30.
Jethmalani loses argument on Twitter. Here is how.
@taslimanasreen: 'Girl has 'disease' that draws her to men.' Then men raped her to cure the disease
@SidJadhav31: Is there no age limit for practicing law in India? Just learnt #Jethmalani is 90.
@anupknair: Ram Jethmalani has a disease that attracts him to defending scumbags
@PadmajaJoshi: Why do eminent lawyers not reserve the same amount of outrage for Asaram as they do for...say, Dec 16 rape accused?
@KPPURUSHOTHAMAN: Ram jethmalani is not a criminal lawyer but a criminal's lawyer. A good bet for criminals and rapists.
@Rajan_Medhekar: Girl has disease that draws her to men- Ram #Jethmalani. Really? Wonder who's suffering from what disease!