Needless security to Asaram: SC

New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday criticised the government for unnecessarily providing heavy security to spiritual guru Asaram Bapu, accused of sexually assaulting a minor girl.

"We are seeing on TV hordes of security around one accused," the bench of Justice G.S. Singhvi and V. Gopala Gowda observed.

"Everybody says these are aberrations but they have become the rule," said Justice Singhvi.

The court's observation came in the course of the hearing of a PIL seeking withdrawal of security cover to undeserving people who use it a status symbol.

Asaram was Monday sent to 14 days' judicial custody in Rajasthan.

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