Press Esc to close
Tuesday 03 March 2015
News updated at 4:33 PM IST
Weather
Max: 31.7°C
Min : 16.9°C
In Bengaluru
clear sky

SC refuses to stop media from doing stories on Asaram

New Delhi, Nov 1, 2013 (PTI)
Spiritual guru Asaram told the Supreme Court he was being projected as a dracula who drank children's blood, but the apex court Friday declined to restrain media - both print and visual - from carrying news reports about his conduct. PTI File Photo.

The Supreme Court today refused to entertain a plea of self-styled godman Asaram Bapu seeking a direction restraining media from broadcasting stories allegedly projecting him in bad light after he was charged with sexual assault of a minor.

"Why should we restrain them? How can we stop them if they get information from police and other people. Can we tell them not to publish?," a bench headed by Chief Justice P Sathasivam said as it summarily refused the plea of Asaram who alleged that he was being victimised by "frivolous" reporting against him.

Senior counsel Vikas Singh, appearing for Asaram, 72, referred to some stories and reports projecting him as "Dracula". He submitted that the court should pass a direction against media.

The bench, however, was not satisfied with his arguments and said "your remedy lies elsewhere" and dismissed the plea.

Singh then agreed to withdraw the petition.

Asaram was arrested in August on the charge of sexually assaulting a minor girl and has been in prison at Jodhpur in Rajasthan since then. He is being investigated in other cases of sexual assault too.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Cambodian artists presenting dance-drama at the International Ramayana Mela...

Cambodian artists presenting dance-drama at the International Ramayana Mela...

Cyclist at the Rajpath as the national capital received early morning showers in New Delhi...

Cyclist at the Rajpath as the national capital received early morning showers in New Delhi...

A waterlogged street after the early morning showers in the national capital...

A waterlogged street after the early morning showers in the national capital...

A train moves through snow covered railway track as the region received heavy snowfall in Anantnag..

A train moves through snow covered railway track as the region received heavy snowfall in Anantnag..

Artists dressed up as Hindu deities Lord Krishna and Radha play Holi...

Artists dressed up as Hindu deities Lord Krishna and Radha play Holi...

People throw coloured powder as they celebrate Lathmar Holi at Nandgaon...

People throw coloured powder as they celebrate Lathmar Holi at Nandgaon...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the new Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Mufti Mohammad Syeed..

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the new Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Mufti Mohammad Syeed..

Sangakkara and Thirimanne celebrate beating England in their Cricket World Cup match...

Sangakkara and Thirimanne celebrate beating England in their Cricket World Cup match...

Sangakkara congratulates team mate Perera who celebrates talking the wicket of England's Morgan...

Sangakkara congratulates team mate Perera who celebrates talking the wicket of England's Morgan...

Pakistan players celebrate with wicket of Zimbabwe's Chamunorwa Chibhabha during ...

Pakistan players celebrate with wicket of Zimbabwe's Chamunorwa Chibhabha during ...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523