Double rape case: Karnataka seer seeks stay on medical test
Karnataka’s powerful religious guru Raghaveshwara Bharathi, who is facing double rape case, has approached the High Court seeking exemption from specific medical tests.
Aravind Gowda | Bengaluru, September 24, 2015 | Posted by Ruchi Dua | UPDATED 13:57 IST
Karnataka’s powerful religious guru Raghaveshwara Bharathi (pontiff of Ramachandrapura Mutt), who is facing double rape case, has approached the High Court seeking exemption from specific medical tests.
The Karnataka CID police had issued a notice to the seer on September 21 directing him to appear for the pending medical tests. The seer had already appeared for a few medical tests and contended that the CID could not compel him to undergo further tests without the permission of the court.
The seer has sought direction from the court to grant a stay on the notice issued by the CID police. The test pertains to the rape charges leveled against the guru by a well-known singer last year.
Last month, another woman lodged a complaint with the Bengaluru police alleging that the seer had raped her when she studied in his Mutt school.
Meanwhile, Karnataka’s Law & Parliamentary Affairs Minister TB Jayachandra denied charges that the government was interfering in the seer’s case, as he was politically well-connected. “Even our intent is to arrest the accused as per law. However, he has obtained a bail. The CID will file the chargesheet at the earliest,” he maintained.