Asaram Bapu case: Supreme Court denies bail, orders fresh FIR

Asaram Bapu moved the apex court for bail on medical grounds.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: January 30, 2017 8:00 pm
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The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed the bail application of self-styled godman Asaram Bapu and ordered a fresh FIR against him for attaching a false medical document along with his plea. He was also slapped with Rs 1 lakh in fine for filing a “frivolous petition”. Asaram, who is facing allegations of sexual assault, moved the apex court for bail on medical grounds.  Refusing to modify its earlier order that had declined him interim bail, the Supreme Court bench observed that the instant plea was devoid of merit and, therefore, dismissed. This was the seventh bail application of the 74-year-old that has been rejected by the court. He was sent to jail in August 2013 for allegedly sexually assaulting a 16-year-old school girl.

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