HC dimisses Raghaveshwara Bharati Swami's petition challenging Sec 53 A of CrPC
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The News Minute | December 4, 2014 | 09:23 am IST The High Court on Wednesday dismissed a petition by Raghaveshwara Bharathi Swami of the Ramachandrapura Mutt in which he challenged the Constitutional validity of Section 53(A) of the Criminal Procedure Code, states a report by Bangalore Mirror. Swami will now have to undergo medical tests as part of investigation in an alleged rape case against him. The seer had asserted that such medical tests were a violation of fundamental rights. However, the court struck down his petition observing that undergoing medical test would not violate the rights of the accused, adds the report. The police had issued a notice to Swami asking him to 'submit himself for the medical tests at Victorial Hospital'. Swami not only challenged the notice but also the constitutional validity of Section 53(A) of the Criminal Procedure Code.