Will Asaram Bapu get bail today? SC to decide

Asaram is in jail since August 2013 after a minor girl had alleged that he had sexually assaulted her at his ashram in Jodhpur.

New Delhi: The Supreme Court will on Monday take up for hearing a bail plea filed by Godman Asaram Bapu, who is under arrest in connection with a rape case of a minor girl.

Asaram had approached the apex court after the Rajasthan High Court had rejected his bail plea citing that the case had reached its "fag end" and thus it was not "appropriate" to grant him bail.

The SC on its part directed the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) to constitute a medical board to ascertain his health before taking up his regular plea for bail. 

The board in its report told the apex court that the health of Asaram Bapu was stable, adding that Asaram had refused to undergo several tests.

In 2013, a minor girl had alleged that Asaram had sexually assaulted her at his ashram in Jodhpur. The self-styled godman was subsequently arrested on August 31, 2013, and has been in jail since.Asaram`s counsel had sought bail citing that the accused has been suffering several ailments. 

With ANI inputs

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