SC reserves order on Nithyananda`s plea against potency test
The Supreme Court reserved its order on self-styled godman Nithyananda`s plea for not conducting potency test on him in a 2010 rape case.
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday reserved its order on self-styled godman Nithyananda`s plea for not conducting potency test on him in a 2010 rape case.
A bench headed by Ranjana Prakash Desai reserved its verdict on an appeal filed by Nithyananda challenging Karnataka High Court`s order directing him to undergo potency test.
The bench had yesterday questioned controversial godman for his reluctance to undergo the test saying such examinations were necessary in view of growing number of rape cases.
"These things are becoming necessary day-by-day in view of rise in rape cases. Can you say that potency test cannot be done? We are at least not party to such (proposition)," the bench had said.
The apex court had on August 5 stayed the Karnataka High Court order directing Nithyananda to undergo the test.
The high court had on August 1 stayed the non-bailable arrest warrant issued by a Ramanagaram court against Nithyananda and four of his followers in connection with the case.