Supreme Court denies bail to self-styled godman Asaram Bapu; says bail plea to be heard only after medical report
New Delhi, September 5: In yet another setback to self-styled godman Asaram Bapu, the Supreme Court on Monday denied interim bail to him while stating that his bail plea would be heard only after the medical report.
The apex Court had earlier in August rejected his bail application.
The apex court, however, asked the AIIMS to constitute a medical board to evaluate Asaram’s health condition. The AIIMS was asked to submit their report within a period of ten days.
The RajasthanHigh Courthad earlier rejected Asaram’s bail plea citing that the case had reached its “fag end” and thus it was not “appropriate” to grant him bail.
This was his ninth regular bail application to be rejected.
In 2013, a minor girl had alleged that Asaram had sexually assaulted her at his ashram in Jodhpur.
The self-styled godman was subsequently arrested on August 31, 2013, and has been in jail since then.
Asaram’s counsel had sought bail citing that the accused has been suffering several ailments.