Behind bars for over 5 months for sexually assaulting a minor in his Ashram, he was denied customised homemade food from home. He had appealed to a lower court for the food that was made of herbs that kept him fit, but was denied the same.
"We had moved an application in the High Court seeking permission to provide food from outside of the jail to Asaram. The court admitted our plea and granted permission for food to Asaram in jail from outside," said Pradeep Choudhury, Asaram's counsel.
HE has been granted two meals a day from home.
The food will be provided under Rule 223 of jail where prisoners are granted food, bedding and clothing from outside jail. This food, however, is subjected to a thorough check by the jail authorities.
"We had objected to the plea citing security concerns, but Justice Sandeep Mehta, in the light of Rule 223 of Jail Manual, granted permission for food to Asaram from outside jail stating that the food will be properly checked by the jail authorities," said Additional Advocate General Rajesh Panwar.
Asaram is lodged in jail since 16th August when he was held for sexually assaulting a 16 year old girl on the pretext of curing her in his Ashram.
Meanwhile, Asaram's counsel had sought the copy of the statements of the witnesses, which the District and the Session Court denied. However, the hearing on this petition will be held today.