Asaram fails to come out of Jail
A report submitted by a panel of AIIMS doctors to the Supreme Court said today that Asaram, who is in jail since his arrest in August, 2013 in a rape case, does not need any surgery. The report also said that his aliments can be managed through medicines.
A bench of Justices T S Thakur and Adarsh Kumar Goel, has fixed the next hearing for January 20. The bench asked its Registry to supply the copies of the report to the parties, including the accused. It also asked the counsel for Asaram to ensure that the expenses incurred by the Rajasthan police in getting him examined at AIIMS are paid.
Earlier, Asaram had been brought to Delhi by the Rajasthan police to undergo various tests at AIIMS to ascertain the veracity of his claim that he was unwell and be granted bail on medical grounds. During the previous hearing, the bench had said that there was no medical urgency to grant bail to him and he cannot be given special treatment.
Charges have been framed against Asaram for rape, criminal conspiracy and other offences by a Jodhpur court in connection with alleged sexual exploitation of a minor girl in his ashram in Jodhpur.