Bengaluru: Raghaveshwara Bharati Files Fresh Appeal in Sexual Assault Case

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Bengaluru: Shri Raghaveshwara Bharati Swamiji of Shri Hosanagara Math, who faces charges of sexual assault on a former female vocalist of his Math, has filed a fresh appeal over the Constitutional validity of the medical examination ordered on him.


He has questioned the ruling of the single-judge bench which had rejected his earlier appeal. The revision appeal, which has named the state government, the CID and the Union government as respondents, is likely to be heard by a division bench soon.

The Swamiji had complained that he was being made to undergo medical examinations without assigning any reasons. Such a process violated his personal rights, his advocates had argued.

A single-judge bench, on Dec 3, had dismissed his appeal, against which the revision appeal in question has been filed.

On the other hand, an appeal from the Swamiji seeking cancellation of the sexual assault charges against him is still pending in the court. Following the recusal by five judges in a row, a new bench is yet to be constituted by the chief justice.

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