The Supreme Court on Friday demanded the government of Rajasthan’s response to a plea by the self-proclaimed god-man Asaram Bapu to allow him to undergo “holistic” treatment at an Ayurveda center near Haridwar in Uttarakhand.

The Supreme Court was reluctant to grant bail by suspending the self-proclaimed Godman’s sentence for two months in order to allow him “holistic” treatment of his multiple complaints in a medical center of his choice.

“Make a notice (to the government of Rajasthan),” a vacation bank said judges BR Gavai and Krishna Murari, listing the request for a hearing on Tuesday.

Asaram Bapu faces various prison terms, including life sentences, in cases of sexual assault.

The Supreme Court heard in the videoconferencing process Asaram’s appeal against the Rajasthan Supreme Court order dismissing his plea for suspension of his sentence for treatment at a medical center of his choice.

The plea was made by lawyer Saurabh Ajay Gupta.

“I’m here on bail. I am an 83-year-old male serving a life sentence with a history of medical complaints, “Luthra said. “Give him two months to recover. This is the limited relief I am looking for. Today he needs holistic treatment. “

“We are not medical experts,” the bank said, adding that it would not consider a suspension of the sentence and would rather issue a notice to see the state’s opinion on whether he will be treated at a center in Uttarakhand may. “We will ask the government to take him there.”

Luthra said, “I’m just saying that he needs holistic treatment that won’t happen. They (Mahatma Gandhi Hospital in Jodhpur) had given him blood thinners when he was bleeding. “

He said Asaram wanted to be treated at the Prakash Deep Institute of Ayurved, which is located between Hardwar and Rishikesh in Uttarakhand.

A Jodhpur court sentenced Asaram to life imprisonment on April 25, 2018 after he was found guilty of raping a girl in his ashram in 2013.

His accomplices Sharad and Shilpi were sentenced by the court to 20 years in prison for their role in the same case.

The teenager said in her complaint that Asaram called her to his ashram in the Manai area near Jodhpur on the night of August 15, 2013 and raped her.

The 16-year-old girl from Shahjahanpur in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh studied at Asaram’s Ashram in Chhindwara in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.

He was also found guilty of a rape case in 2002 and sentenced to 20 years in prison.

Asaram is also threatened with a rape case in Surat, Gujarat.

Asaram was arrested in Indore and taken to Jodhpur on September 1, 2013. He had been in custody since September 2, 2013.

(With PTI inputs)

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