New Delhi(PTI): In a major setback to Asaram, the Supreme Court on Monday adjourned the hearing of his bail plea for four weeks. A medical report submitted in apex court said that Asaram does not need surgery, his ailments can be taken care of by medicines.
The Supreme Court granted two weeks’ time to Asaram’s lawyer to look into report submitted by medical board consisting of AIIMS doctors.
A medical board of AIIMS comprising seven members on January 1 had examined self-styled ‘godman’ Asaram Bapu following a Supreme Court direction in connection with his bail application in the Jodhpur rape case.
The apex court on October 15 had directed AIIMS Director to set up a medical board to review medical reports and if required clinically examine Asaram to ascertain whether interim bail should be granted to him in Jodhpur rape case.
Earlier, Asaram had moved a bail application in the apex court and had submitted a medical report by a Jodhpur hospital, which had recommended a surgery stating that he was suffering from trigeminal neuralgia. Trigeminal neuralgia causes severe pain on the face or the forehead of the patient afflicted with it.
The court then sought a fresh medical report from a medical board of AIIMS rejecting the bail application. There are charges of rape, criminal conspiracy and other offences framed against Asaram by a Jodhpur court in connection with alleged sexual exploitation of a minor girl in his ashram in Jodhpur.