Spiritual guru Asaram Bapu on Tuesday urged the Supreme Court to restrain the media from carrying speculative reports about him, his family and his ashrams in the wake of rape allegations against him.

Senior counsel Vikas Singh, in a mention before an apex court bench headed by Chief Justice P. Sathasivam, said that there was no objection to media correctly reporting the court proceedings but it should be restrained from carrying speculative reports portraying his ashrams as some kind of brothels.

There were 10,000 boys and girls studying in the ashrams of his client and the media reports were adversely affecting them, counsel said.

The court said that it will hear the matter Oct 21.

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