SC refuses to quash case against Asaram Bapu
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday
refused to quash the attempt to murder case registered against
Gujarati spiritual guru Asaram Bapu, who sought a restraint on
the state police from arresting him.
A bench of Justices Altamas Kabir and Swatanter Kumar
found no merit in the plea of senior counsel Sushil Kumar that
the accused had no role in the murderous attempt on one of his
erstwhile follower, Raju Chandak.
The senior counsel claimed that Asaram Bapu was
present in Delhi delivering a discourse when the incident took
After the apex court refused to entertain his plea,
the counsel sought permission to "withdraw the petition as
Bapu had filed the SLP challenging the registration of
attempt to murder case against him by the Gujarat police on
The criminal case under Section 307 (attempt to
murder) IPC and 25 of the Arms Act was registered against him
and two others for allegedly attempting to murder Chandak, a
former follower of the religious guru.
The FIR was lodged following an attack on Chandak who
was shot at by two unidentified persons in Ramnagar locality
of Sabarmati on December 5, 2009.
Chandak had testified against Asaram before the D K
Trivedi Commission probing the mysterious death of two ashram
boys Dipesh and Abhishek Vaghela.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Admissions 2015: Know India's best ranking Universities
- Yasin Bhatkal calls wife from Hyderabad jail, talks of 'help from Damascus'
- Zee Media Exclusive interview with UPSC topper Ira Singhal's family
- UPSC announces Civil Services Examination 2014 results
- Dr Subhash Chandra Show: Is Corporate Social Responsibility nothing but a marketing gimmick?
- UPSC announces Civil Services Examination 2014 results; women bag top four positions
- Five guerrillas, one soldier killed near LoC
- 3rd Test, Day 2: Sri Lanka rattle Pakistan in decider
- Indian Mujahideen chief Yasin Bhatkal indicates Islamic State will help him get out of jail soon
- Missing UK schoolgirls seen carrying Kalashnikov rifle in ISIS's Raqqa?