Bail plea of rape accused Asaram rejected by Supreme Court


The Supreme Court has rejected a bail plea moved by the rape accused Asaram seeking interim bail on health grounds in a rape case.

This came after the Rajasthan High Court had on Tuesday rejected the bail application of the self-styled godman.

An interim bail plea was also rejected by the high court last month.

While rejecting the bail application, Justice Nirmal Jeet Kaur had said since the trial of the case has reached its fag end, it was not appropriate to grant the bail.

Prosecution counsel PC Solanki said the court also rejected the argument of defence that the trial of the case was taking long.

A teenage girl had accused Asaram of sexual assault at his ashram in Manai village near Jodhpur. The girl belonging to Shahjahanpur in Uttar Pradesh was a student at the ashram.

Following her complaint against Asaram, he was arrested by Jodhpur Police on 31 August, 2013 and has been in jail since then.

(Source: PTI)