SC refuses bail to Asaram

New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday refused bail to godman Asaram Bapu, saying his health condition wasn’t such that he can’t be treated in Jodhpur.

Asaram is lodged in the Jodhpur Central Jail and is facing prosecution for allegedly raping a minor girl.

Rejecting the plea by Asaram seeking modification of the October 24, 2016 order refusing him bail, Chief Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar and Justice N.V. Ramana referred to a report by the AIIMS medical board.

The All India Institute of Medical Sciences board of eight senior doctors had said the evaluation of his prostate ailment remained incomplete because of Asaram’s refusal to undergo required tests.

The Court also imposed a cost of Rs 1 lakh on Asaram for filing a false report purportedly where the Superintendent of the Jodhpur Central Jail supported his medical condition.

Rejecting his unconditional apology, the court directed registering of an FIR against Asaram.