Sant Asaram 'godman' was brought to Delhi by the Rajasthan police to undergo various tests at the AIIMS to ascertain veracity of his claim that he was unwell and be granted bail on medical ground
According to court after examining medical reports ; Asaram, who is in jail since his arrest in August, 2013 in a rape case, does not need any surgery and his aliments can be managed through medicines. This report was submitted by a panel of All India Institute of Medical Science doctors to the Supreme Court.
Charges against Asaram are rape, criminal conspiracy and other offences by a Jodhpur court in connection with alleged sexual exploitation of a minor girl in his ashram are Charges have been framed under sections 342 (wrongful confinement), 354A (sexual harassment), 370(4) (trafficking), 376(2)f (rape on a woman when she is under twelve years of age), 506 (criminal intimidation), 509/34 and 120 (B) (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code.
During the previous hearing, the Court bench had said that there was no medical urgency to grant bail to him and he cannot be given special treatment. It had refused to pass any order on how Asaram is to be brought from Jodhpur jail to the national capital, saying that it is for the state government to decide on it.
The court had on October 15 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 the Jodhpur rape case.
The district and sessions court had retained all the charges slapped by the police, except Section 26 of Juvenile Justice Act related to child labour against Asaram and his aides and co-accused Sanchita Gupta alias Shilpi and Sharad Chandra.