The Supreme Court has rejected Asaram’s bail plea. Asaram, who is serving a life sentence in Jodhpur Central Jail for raping a minor, had filed a petition in the Supreme Court for Ayurvedic treatment. However, he has got a setback from the court. Rejecting the bail plea, the court has said that Ayurvedic treatment should be given in jail itself. Asaram had sought interim bail for two months.
What did the court say in the whole matter…
A bench of Justice Indira Banerjee, Justice V Ramasubramaniam and Justice Bela M Trivedi heard the matter. Dismissing the petition, Justice Indira Banerjee said that in view of the whole matter, it is not a common crime, in which case Asaram cannot be granted bail. However, he also said that Asaram will be provided Ayurvedic treatment in jail itself. Necessary instructions have also been given to the jail authorities in this regard.
Asaram had imposed two months bail for Ayurvedic treatment
Asaram had sought a temporary suspension of sentence for medical treatment at an Ayurveda center in Uttarakhand and interim bail of two months for Ayurvedic treatment. Earlier in this case, the Supreme Court had ordered AIIMS to form a medical board, whose job was to inform the court about Asaram’s health. At the same time, the medical team that examined Asaram had told the Supreme Court that Asaram’s condition is stable. Later, the Rajasthan government had also submitted a reply in this matter and said that Asaram was getting proper treatment. With all the facilities of treatment.
Asaram was arrested since 2013
Asaram was arrested by the Jodhpur Police in the year 2013. He has been in jail since then. 80-year-old Asaram has applied for bail several times from the lower court to the top court. However, not much success was achieved. He was accused of physically abusing a minor. Hearing this, the court of Madhusudan Sharma, the then presiding officer of the ST-SC court, sentenced Asaram to remain in jail till the last breath of his life.