Rajasthan government told Supreme Court that self-styled godman Asaram is healthy
The Rajasthan government told the Supreme Court that self-styled godman Asaram is healthy and his condition is stable, but he wants to change his place of detention on the pretext of medical treatment. The state government has said this in its affidavit filed in the Supreme Court on the new petition of Asaram. Asaram has requested for suspension of his sentence and interim bail in the petition.
New Delhi. The Rajasthan government told the Supreme Court that self-styled godman Asaram is healthy and his condition is stable, but he wants to change his place of detention on the pretext of medical treatment. He is serving life imprisonment in Jodhpur jail in two rape cases.
The state government has said this in its affidavit filed in the Supreme Court on the new petition of Asaram. In the petition, Asaram has sought suspension of his sentence and interim bail so that he can get treatment for various diseases at an Ayurvedic center near Haridwar in Uttarakhand.
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Misuse of process of law in the guise of remedies Asaram is serving different terms including life imprisonment in two rape cases. The state government said in the affidavit, “The accused/petitioner wants to change the place of his custody under the guise of treatment with ill intent. Such change is an abuse of the process of law.” It said, “The accused is deliberately delaying the trial pending in Gandhinagar as well as Jodhpur through such petitions while he is healthy and his condition is stable. The government said that Jodhpur is one of the rare centers where both allopathic and ayurvedic treatment is available.
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Supreme Court had sought response from the government
The state government said, “If this court orders, then the treatment of the accused can be done by a committee of doctors of Jodhpur AIIMS and Jodhpur Ayurved Hospital.” The government said that Asaram was found infected with Kovid-19 on May 6, in which There were minor symptoms and he got proper treatment. On June 4, the Supreme Court had sought a response from the Rajasthan government on Asaram’s plea seeking permission from the court for treatment at an Ayurvedic center near Haridwar.
The Supreme Court then made an oral observation that it was not inclined to grant interim bail by suspending the sentence of the self-styled godman. Asaram had sought suspension of his sentence for two months, saying he needed “complete” treatment for several ailments at a medical center near Haridwar.