No bail for Asaram Bapu yet, godman to remain in jail

Asaram Bapu
Jodhpur, Sept 3: There was no respite for 72-year-old Asaram Bapu. A court in Jodhpur, Rajasthan on Tuesday, Sept 3 adjourned the bail plea hearing till Wednesday.

The self-styled godman, who was arrested and was sent to 14-day judicial custody on Tuesday, moved the court seeking bail. The septuagenarian has been accused of sexually harassing a 16-year-old girl in his ashram near Jodhpur.

The guru, who refused to accept allegations against him, accepted that he had spent one and half hour with the complainant. Asaram recently cleared a potency test conducted on him by a team of three doctors, who established that he was not impotent as opposed to his claims. The test conducted revealed that he was indeed potent and capable of committing rape.

The Supreme Court, meanwhile, slammed that state government for unnecessarily providing heavy security to Asaram. Criticising the government, the apex court said, "We are seeing on TV hordes of security around one accused. Everybody says these are aberrations but they have become the rule."

The court was hearing a PIL seeking withdrawal of security cover to undeserving people who use it a status symbol.

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