Supreme Court refuses interim bail to Asaram Bapu

  • IANS, New Delhi
  • Updated: Aug 11, 2016 16:19 IST
File photo of Asaram Bapu . The self-styled god man plea for bail in a rape and murder case was denied by the SC on August 11, 2016. (Ramji Vyas / HT Photo)

The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to grant interim bail to self-styled godman Asaram Bapu, accused in a case of rape and murder, on medical grounds.

The court, however, asked the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) to constitute a three-member medical board to examine him for the ailments he has complained about.

Refusing to interfere with the Rajasthan high court order rejecting Asaram’s plea for bail, the bench of justices Madan B Lokur and RK Agrawal asked the AIIMS Director to constitute a three-member medical board to examine him.

Asking for the report in 10 days’ time, the bench did not accept Asaram’s plea that he be released on interim bail for a month or two so that he could travel to Kerala for Panchkarma Ayurveda treatment.

Appearing for Asaram, senior counsel Raju Ramachandran assailed the high court order contending that it has not taken into account the ailments afflicting the self-styled godman.

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