Hindustan Times ST (Jaipur)
SC SEEKS STATE’S RESPONSE ON ASARAM PLEA FOR AYURVEDIC CARE
NEW DELHI The Supreme Court on Friday sought Rajasthan government’s response on a plea of Asaram Bapu, facing varying jail terms including life sentence in sexual assault cases, that he be permitted to undergo treatment at an ayurvedic centre near Haridwar.
The top court, however, orally observed that it was not inclined to grant interim bail by suspending Asaram Bapu’s sentence for two months to enable him to get “holistic” treatment of his multiple ailments of a medical centre of his choice.
“Issue notice (to Rajasthan government),” a vacation bench of justices B R Gavai and Krishna Murari said and listed the plea for hearing on Tuesday.
The top court was hearing the appeal of Asaram against the Rajasthan high court order which dismissed his plea for suspension of sentences to undergo treatment at a medical centre of his choice.