The Rajasthan High court docket on Tuesday dismissed the plea of a Delhi-based devotee of self-styled godman and rape convict Asaram, looking for the court docket’s permission to meet him in jail.
Stating that the jail authorities didn’t let him meet Asaram in jail, devotee Jogendra Tuli, an advocate by occupation, had additionally sought “ayurvedic treatment and nutritious food” for the rape convict on the bottom of his “old age and frail health” and wished his plea to be transformed right into a public curiosity lawsuit.
A bench of Chief justice Indrajit Mohanty and Justice Sanget Raj Lodha, nonetheless, dismissed the plea after listening to transient arguments from Tuli and the state’s Additional Advocate General Karan Singh.
Tuli argued that Asaram was weak and outdated, and require ayurvedic remedy and nutritious meals.
“But he was not being provided either,” he stated, whereas urging the court docket to convert his plea right into a PIL.
Objecting to Tuli’s argument, regulation officer Singh stated the petition didn’t qualify in any respect for being handled as a PIL, and termed all allegations in the petition as false.
“After perusal of all the applications to meet Asaram, only suitable applicants were given permission to meet him time to time. There are thousands of devotees of Asaram in the country and all of them could not be allowed to meet him,” argued Singh.
Referring to the petitioner’s allegation about lack of medical care and meals to Asaram, Singh stated correct medical check-ups, each ayurvedic and allopathic, had been supplied to Asaram time to time.
He can be being supplied correct meals as per his wants, the regulation officer stated.
After listening to arguments from each side, the bench dismissed the petition.