After perusing the report on the medical condition of Asaram by the team of doctors from Jodhpur-based SN Medical College, the court said that he was suffering from the ailment for the last 15 years and was being treated for it.

Asaram was examined for neurological aliment trigeminal neuralgia, which causes severe pain on the face or the forehead.

In the last hearing of the matter on 19th August, the court had asked the principal of Jodhpur-based SN Medical College to constitute a team of doctors to examine Asaram for the ailment.

As senior counsel Salman Khurshid told the court that his client needed surgical treatment of gamma-knife procedure, the court asked him to indicate the hospital where he wanted to be treated.

The 72-year-old guru was arrested after a 16-year-old girl lodged a police complaint 20th Aug, 2013, accusing him of sexually assaulting her at his ashram in Jodhpur.

The court also said that unless the critical witnesses in the case are examined, he would not be set free on bail.

It asked Additional Solicitor General Pinki Anand who appeared for the Rajasthan government to give the Apex Court the names of six witnesses which are critical and crucial for the prosecution in the case.