Living up to his promise made to Asaram, BJP leader and leading lawyer Subramanian Swamy on Saturday moved a bail application in a trial court here and will be arguing for the release of the self-styled godman.
Swamy’s assistants appeared in the court to submit the application.
Judge Manoj Kumar Vyas allowed the application and has listed the matter for arguments on Tuesday.
“Swamy himself will be coming on May 26 to argue on the bail application,” said an assistant advocate, who appeared in the court with the application.
Swamy had come to Jodhpur on April 23 and had visited Asaram in the jail, where he has been lodged for over a year and a half.
Expressing sympathy with Asaram, Swamy had compared his case with the political leaders like Lalu Yadav and Jayalalitha and had termed his case a fit one deserving bail.
Prominent lawyers of the country like Ram Jethmalani and Salman Khurshid apart from many other ace advocates have pleaded hard to get bail for Asaram but in vain.
In August 2013, the 16-year-old inmate of Asaram’s Chhindwara ashram in Madhya Pradesh had accused him of sexually assaulting her at a farmhouse in Jodhpur on the pretext of treating her.
The girl’s parents were allegedly advised by the warden of self-styled godman to take her to the Asaram to rid her off evil spirits.