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Rejecting Asaram Bapu’s Temporary Bail Application, Gujarat HC Says Followers Might Aggravate COVID-19 Situation If Released [READ ORDER]

Lawstreet Journal 5 Jun 2020 4:53pm

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The Gujarat High Court Bench of Justice A. S. Supehia on June 03, 2020, rejected an application for temporary bail filed by Asaram Bapu, finding that no new ground had been made out for his release and Asaram's release may serve to aggravate the COVID-19 pandemic.

Asaram Bapu had prayed for release on temporary bail for four months on various grounds.

The Counsel for Asaram Bapu had submitted that looking to the present pandemic situation of Covid-19 virus infection prevailing all over the world, the applicant had all probability of getting infected in the jail at Rajasthan. It was also submitted that the applicant-accused, was in judicial custody for the last several years and he was suffering from various ailments. The applicant was 84 years of age and as per her information in the Jodhpur Jail, some of the prisoners were affected with Corona Virus, and hence, there was every likelihood that the applicant may also get affected by this virus, the counsel submitted. 

The Counsel also relied on the guidelines issued by the Central Government and the State Government that aged persons were likely to be affected with Corona Virus and hence, the applicant was required to be released on temporary bail for the above period. 

Addition Public Prosecutor had vehemently opposed the application, submitted that the applicant-accused had earlier approached the Court citing the same reasons by filing Criminal Misc. Application No. 5886 of 2020 and by the order dated March 30, 2020, the Court had rejected the request of the applicant-accused… Continue Reading...


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