Asaram's demand for special facilities in jail rejected
Self-styled godman, Asaram Bapu was forced into the confinement of jail after his bail plea was rejected by the Jodhpur court, as the influential person he is could affect the investigations as well. Asaram Bapu lodged in Jodhpur Central jail has been demanding special facilities like his routine food, gangajal, herbs, medicines, books and a special bed, but all these have been denied by the jail administration.
His counsel, Pradeep Choudhary says that, the facilities sought by Asaram were as per the jail rules, but the jail administration has rejected his demands. He also said that, “All these demands are reasonable considering his age and should be made available to him but since the jail administration rejected the demand, we have to move the court,” reported The Times of India.
Whereas, the prosecution leader, Mr. Pradhyuman Singh stated that the defence has forwarded the application for some demands made by Asaram to the district court. But the court has rejected the demands, because Asaram has repeatedly been declared fit and healthy in each of the medical examination, so he shall be treated as an ordinary prisoner only.
Asaram who was arrested in Indore, was sent to jail on Monday and has been remanded for fourteen days judicial custody. He was sent to prison after an FIR was lodged by a 16 years-old girl, who has been reportedly sexually assaulted by him.