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SC refuses to hear Asaram’s petition to restraint media

The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to hear Asaram Bapu’s plea to restrain the media from carrying speculative reports about him, his family and his ashrams in the wake of rape allegations against him.

The court has posted 21 October for the next hearing over the issue, but it refused any immediate action.

Senior counsel Vikas Singh, in a mention before an apex court bench headed by Chief Justice P Sathasivam, said that there was no objection to media correctly reporting the court proceedings but it should be restrained from carrying speculative reports portraying his ashrams as some kind of brothels.

There were 10,000 boys and girls studying in the ashrams of his client and the media reports were adversely affecting them, counsel said.

Meanwhile, on Monday the police recorded the statements of the two sisters who have levelled rape charges against Asaram and his son Narayan Sai.

In a marathon recording, which began at 10:30 am and ended at 8:30 pm, both sisters narrated the incident in great detail.

They have stated that it is Aasaram’s wife and daughter who supplied girls to him and his son.
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