SC dismisses Asaram Bapu's bail plea in connection with Gujarat sexual assault case, says 210 witnesses to be examined

The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed the bail plea of self-styled preacher Asaram Bapu in connection with the Gujarat sexual assault case lodged against him.

Press Trust of India July 15, 2019 12:30:29 IST
SC dismisses Asaram Bapu's bail plea in connection with Gujarat sexual assault case, says 210 witnesses to be examined
  • The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed the bail plea of self-styled preacher Asaram Bapu in connection with a sexual assault case lodged against him in Gujarat

  • The bench, while dismissing the bail plea, said the lower court will proceed with the trial and will not be influenced by the prima facie observations given by the Gujarat High Court earlier

  • Two Surat-based sisters had lodged separate complaints against Asaram and his son Narayan Sai accusing them of rape and illegal confinement among other charges

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed the bail plea of self-styled preacher Asaram Bapu in connection with a sexual assault case lodged against him in Gujarat.

A bench headed by Justice NV Ramana was informed by Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the Gujarat government, that the trial in the case was going on and 210 witnesses were yet to be examined.

The bench, while dismissing the bail plea, said the lower court will proceed with the trial and will not be influenced by the prima facie observations given by the Gujarat High Court earlier while dismissing Asaram's plea.

Two Surat-based sisters had lodged separate complaints against Asaram and his son Narayan Sai accusing them of rape and illegal confinement among other charges.

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