ASARAM

  • Unholy acts and controversies of some 'holy' men 3 days ago

    New Delhi: India is home to more than 90 per cent of the god men and god women in the World. The self-appointed god men often make it to headlines mostly for the wrong reasons. Their crimes range from petty to heinous. Most of these god men and women establish...
  • More trouble for Asaram, NGT orders demolition of Delhi ashram November 10, 2014

    New Delhi: In more trouble for self-styled godman Asaram, the National Green Tribunal has directed demolition of illegal constructions at his Delhi ashram. The ashram had received an MCD notice in September 2013 over alleged land encroachment. The Karol Bagh ashram is spread over 800 hectares and has been constructed in...
  • With Asaram nod, followers decide to contest Delhi Assembly elections November 5, 2014

    Jodhpur: Followers of self-styled godman Asaram Bapu, lodged in jail on charges of sexual assault on a teenage girl, have decided to enter the electoral fray in the upcoming Delhi assembly elections. The Ojaswi Party, floated by Asaram's son Narayan Sai, who too is in jail on rape charges, will be...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories October 15, 2014

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  • SC asks AIIMS to review Asaram's medical reports October 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the AIIMS to set up a medical board to review the medical papers and reports of spiritual guru Asaram Bapu who is suffering from neurological aliment trigeminal neuralgia and whether he required surgery. A bench of Justice TS Thakur, Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel...
  • SC directs AIIMS to review medical records of Asaram and submit report within 4 weeks October 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the All India Institute of Medical Sciences to review the medical records of self-styled godman Asaram Bapu, who is in jail in a rape case, and submit the report within four weeks. Earlier in August, the SC had directed the constitution of a...
  • No urgency to release Asaram on bail on heath grounds: SC September 23, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to grant bail to self-styled godman Asaram on health grounds in Jodhpur rape case as his medical condition was found to be stable. After going through the report prepared by medical college at Jodhpur, the apex court said that there does not seem...
  • SC directs medical examination of Asaram Bapu August 19, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the constitution of a medical board to examine selfstyled godman Asaram Bapu for trigeminal neuralgia, which causes severe headaches to those afflicted with the condition. Asaram, 72, is presently in jail after a 16yearold girl lodged a police complaint on August 20, 2013...
  • Asaram's son Narayan Sai moves Gujarat HC for bail in bribery case August 9, 2014

    Ahmedabad: The jailed son of selfstyled godman Asaram has moved the Gujarat High Court for bail in a case in which he is accused of hatching a conspiracy to bribe police and judicial officials to weaken a rape complaint lodged against him. Narayan Sai, in his application before the HC, has...
  • Sevadar at Asaram's Chhindwara ashram found dead; village head demands probe July 30, 2014

    A sevadar working at the ashram of selfstyled godman Asaram here was found dead under suspicious circumstances with his family members suspecting a foul play. The sevadar, identified as Patiram was found dead on Monday in the ashram situated on the outskirts of Chhindwara town, police said. However, the postmortem conducted...
  • Petition against Narayan Sai disguising as a Sikh dismissed July 23, 2014

    A local court has dismissed a revision petition against Narayan Sai, the son of disgraced spiritual guru Asaram Bapu, seeking action for masquerading as a Sikh when he was arrested last year, and thereby "hurting the religious sentiments". The petition, filed by Yuva Sikh Morcha's Gandeep Singh Bhatia here, was dismissed...
  • SC refuses bail plea of Asaram in rape case in Gujarat July 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to entertain selfstyled godman Asaram Bapu's bail plea in a rape case lodged against him in Surat in Gujarat but agreed to hear his petition for bail in another rape case filed in Jodhpur in Rajasthan. A bench headed by Justice TS Thakur...
  • Asaram sexual assault case: Defence concludes crossexamination of girl June 13, 2014

    The defence on Friday concluded cross examination of the teenage girl, who has levelled sexual assault charges against selfstyled godman Asaram Bapu.Counsels of the coaccused along with Asaram's lawyer had questioned her in the court during the last twoandahalf months. "The defence completed the examination of the girl today. She is...
  • Murder of Asaram's exaide shows complete breakdown of law & order in Gujarat: Congress June 10, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Raking up the murder of Amrut Prajapati, a former aideturnedbaiter of selfstyled godman Asaram by unidentified persons, the opposition Congress on alleged that the law and order situation in BJPruled Gujarat has completely deteriorated. "Murder of Amrut Prajapati shows that law and order situation has completely deteriorated in Gujarat....
  • Is Asaram Bapu innocent? His ardent followers take to Twitter to demand a fair trial for the controversial godman June 9, 2014

    Asaram Bapu, the extremely controversial godman, has been in jail since September 2 last year after he was booked in a sexual assault case. According to the complaint, Asaram Bapu had allegedly sexually assaulted a 15yearold schoolgirl in one of his ashrams, and had threatened to kill her and her...
  • Asaram to remain in jail, SC to hear bail plea on July 3 May 19, 2014

    Controversial selfstyled godman Asaram, who has been behind bars since August last year for allegedly sexually assaulting a girl, will have to remain in jail for now with the Supreme Court on Monday putting off hearing on his bail plea till July 3. A bench of justices B S Chauhan and...
  • Gandhinagar: Rape case against Asaram shifted to sessions court May 10, 2014

    Gandhinagar: The local magistrate's court on Friday committed (transferred) the case of rape against selfstyled godman Asaram to the sessions court in Gandhinagar. Chief Judicial Magistrate JB Parikh ordered "committal of proceedings" and posted the hearing to May 23. This paves the way for commencement of trial in the sessions...
  • Court rejects Asaram plea challenging age of victim, slaps fine May 8, 2014

    A plea by Asaram, challenging the age of the minor girl allegedly sexually assaulted by the selfstyle godman, was rejected on Thursday by a court in Jodhpur which also slapped a fine of Rs 5,000 on him. Defence had moved the District and Session Court on Thursday, challenging the age of...
  • Prosecution moves an application seeking continuance of trial in Asaram's absence April 29, 2014

    Claiming that Asaram Bapu was not appearing in court on health grounds despite doctors declaring him fit, the prosecution on Monday moved an application seeking continuance of trial in the absence of the selfstyled godman, who is accused of sexually assaulting a teenage girl. The prosecution moved the application before the...
  • Asaram sexual assault case: Prosecution completes arguments in Jodhpur court April 21, 2014

    The prosecution on Monday completed its arguments in the case of alleged sexual assault of a teenage girl by self-styled godman Asaram Bapu. "We completed our arguments today... The defence will cross-examine the girl on April 25," said public prosecutor RL Meena. He said examination of the girl was completed on April...
  • Police launch hunt to find girl missing from Asaram satsang April 12, 2014

    Police here launched a hunt for a minor girl, who went missing from godman Asaram's satsang programme in Raipur three years ago, police said on Saturday. The girl, who hails from Bastar, had come with her family to attend a satsang programme of godman Asaram held at the Science College ground...
  • Jaipur Development Authority demolishes part of Asaram's ashram from government land March 25, 2014

    Jaipur Development Authority removed encroachments, including part of an ashram of self-styled godman Asaram, from a government land at Goner road in Jaipur. The land was encroached for Asaram's ashram and a team on Tuesday removed the portion of the ashram from the land, official sources said. The authority had sealed the...
  • Another ashram of Asaram Bapu sealed March 22, 2014

    An 'ashram' of self-styled godman Asaram Bapu was sealed on Saturday by Jaipur Development Authority as it was encroaching on the government land. A notice was served to the 'ashram', situated at Goner road here, to vacate the land. When the encroachment was not removed the 'ashram' was sealed, sources said. The controversial...
  • Asaram admitted to hospital after he complained of insomnia, bodyache March 20, 2014

    The controversial self-styled godman Asaram Bapu, who is facing charges of sexual assault, was admitted to Ayurveda hospital here following complain of insomnia and body ache, on Thursday. "He has been suffering from 'Anant Vaat' and was finding it difficult to move his body. We have started his treatment through 'Panch...
  • Asaram sexual assault case: Bike-borne assailants throw acid at 2 witnesses March 17, 2014

    Two unidentified men in Surat on Sunday threw acid at one of the witnesses in the rape case against the self-styled godman Asaram, police said. This is a third attack targeting a witness in the rape cases against Asaram and his son. "A witness in the rape case against Asaram has suffered...
  • Acid attack on witness in rape case against Asaram March 16, 2014

    Two unidentified men in Surat on Sunday threw acid at one of the witnesses in the rape case against the self-styled godman Asaram, police said. This is a third attack targeting a witness in the rape cases against Asaram and his son. "A witness in the rape case against Asaram has suffered...
  • Trial in sexual assault case against Asaram from March 19 March 6, 2014

    The in-camera trial in the sexual assault case against controversial self-styled godman Asaram Bapu will begin at the District and Sessions Court in Jodhpur on March 19, with the victim deposing on March 25. "We submitted the list of 58 witnesses in the court on Thursday for evidence. The trial will begin...
  • Sexual assault case: Court denies bail to Asaram for the third time February 28, 2014

    The sessions court here on Friday rejected the bail petition of self-styled godman Asaram Bapu, arrested in a rape case. Judge G K Upadhyaya said that a bail could not be given at this stage as the charges were of "serious nature". This is the third time Asaram has been denied...
  • Gujarat HC stays arrest of Asaram aide February 26, 2014

    Gujarat High Court on Wednesday stayed the arrest of an aide of self-styled godman Asaram Bapu and his son Narayan Sai in connection with a case of bribery lodged by Surat police. Dr KD Patel of Ahmedabad, who used to look after the father-son duo's legal affairs, had moved court seeking...
  • Court dismisses plea against Narayan Sai for hurting sentiments by wearing turban February 26, 2014

    A local court dismissed an application against self-styled godman Asaram Bapu's son Narayan Sai charging him with hurting the sentiments of Sikh community by donning a turban to evade arrest in a sexual assault case. President of local outfit 'Yuva Sikh Morcha', Gagandeep Singh Bhatia, had filed an application in the...