GODMAN

  • Yet another godman faces rape charges, Karnataka HC orders probe October 9, 2014

    Bangalore: Another godman is under scrutiny on rape charges after the Karnataka High Court asked the CID to go ahead with its investigation of the head of the popular Ramachandrapura Mutt in Shimoga district of the state. Raghaveshwara Bharati Swami faces rape charges from a devotee who is also the...
  • 'Godman' Nithyananda says will shift from Bangalore to Tamil Nadu September 9, 2014

    Bangalore: The controversial 'godman' Nithyananda has announced that he is relocating to Tirvannamalai in Tamil Nadu from his headquarters at Bidadi in the outskirts of Bangalore. He told this to his followers on Tuesday morning during the Morning Prayer meet. His ashram is currently based in Bidadi in Ramanagara district...
  • SC asks selfstyled godman Nithyananda to undergo potency test in a 2010 rape case September 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Dismissing the petition of selfstyled godman Nithyananda, the Supreme Court has ordered him to undergo a potency test in connection with in a 2010 rape case that has been filed against him. He had challenged the Karnataka High Court's order directing him to take the medical test. A bench...
  • 7-year-old girl used for barbaric ritual by a fake godman rescued February 28, 2014

    Belgaum: A self styled godman and his barbaric acts have shocked the people in Belgaum district of Karnataka. A seven-year-old girl was rescued from the ashram of the self styled godman Sadashiv alias Appayya Swamy and his aides. The police have rescued the little girl from the ashram and arrested...
  • Sexual assault: Charges against Asaram to be read out in Jodhpur court February 13, 2014

    Jaipur: The session's court in Jodhpur is expected to read out charges against selfstyled godman Asaram in the sexual assault on minor case on Thursday. The charges framed against Asaram and his coaccused include rape, wrongful confinement, criminal conspiracy and intimidation. The session's court retained all the charges slapped against...
  • Sexual assault case: Trial of Asaram, others to start on December 4 November 27, 2013

    The trial of controversial selfstyled godman Asaram and four other accused in the case of alleged sexual assault on a minor will begin at a court in Jodhpuron December 4. The District and Sessions Court took cognisance of charges against Asaram and the four coaccused on Wednesday and deferred the matter...
  • Surat: Narayan's Sai female associate Ganga arrested November 8, 2013

    Surat: There's no end to the troubles for selfstyled godman Asaram's son Narayan Sai, who has been accused of rape by two sisters in Surat. The police have arrested Narayan Sai close aide Dharmishta Patel alias Ganga on Thursday night. According to the sources, a team of Rajashtan Police with the...
  • Narayan Sai's ashram on the outskirts of Mumbai demolished November 7, 2013

    Mumbai: There's no end to the troubles of selfstyled godman Asaram and his son Narayan Sai. Narayan Sai's ashram is being demolished in the outskirts of Mumbai. The VasaiVirar municipal corporation has alleged that the ashram has been built illegally on 10 acres of land. In September, a part of...
  • Nonbailable warrants against Narayan Sai and his followers October 31, 2013

    Surat: A court here issued nonbailable warrants against Narayan Sai, son of selfstyled godman Asaram Bapu, and three of his followers, who have been absconding for 24 days after a sexual assault case was filed by one of the two citybased sisters against him. Chief judicial magistrate JM Thakkar issued the...
  • Sexual assault case: Asaram's judicial custody extended till November 6 October 26, 2013

    A local court on Saturday extended the judicial custody of selfstyled godman Asaram and four coaccused for 12 days in the case of sexually assaulting a minor after the police sought time till November 6 to file the charge sheet. "The investigating officer, who was supposed to field the chargesheet on...
  • SC refuses to restrain media from reporting on cases against Asaram October 21, 2013

    New Delhi: There has been no relief for selfstyled godman Asaram from the Supreme Court as far as the media reporting of his cases is concerned. The Supreme Court has refused to restrain media reporting in the cases against him. However, the court has cautioned media organisations to report responsibly on...
  • Surat DCP says she's being threatened by Asaram supporters October 21, 2013

    Surat: Surat DCP Shobha Bhutada has filed a complaint alleging that she has been getting threat calls from selfstyled godman Asaram's supporters. The DCP has claimed that she has been told to stop looking for Asaram's son Narayan Sai in connections with the sexual assault case or she will be...
  • Sexual assault case: Asaram's wife and daughter get anticipatory bail October 17, 2013

    Gandhinagar: The wife and daughter of selfstyled godman Asaram have been granted anticipatory bail by Gandhinagar session court in the sexual assault case lodged against him and his son Narayan Sai by two Suratbased sisters. Asaram is in police custody in connection with the case. On Wednesday he was subjected to...
  • Surat police team in Delhi in search of Asaram's son Narayan Sai October 16, 2013

    New Delhi: A Surat police team has come to Delhi in search of selfstyled godman Asaram's son Narayan Sai. On Tuesday, the police team visited locations in Rohini and Najafgarh. Sources say certain followers of Narayan Sai live in these areas and the police are checking if he was hiding...
  • UP: ASI to excavate fort in Unnao as sadhu dreams of hidden gold there October 16, 2013

    Unnao: The government's dream to take control of temple gold to rescue a struggling economy may not have gone far. But a sadhu's dream of hidden gold at a fort in Unnao in Uttar Pradesh has prompted the Archaeological Survey of India to survey the area and begin excavation work...
  • Asaram brought to Ahmedabad, questioned by Gujarat ATS October 15, 2013

    Ahmedabad: Troubles continue for selfstyled godman Asaram who has been produced before a special judge in Gandhinagar on Tuesday in connection with the sexual assault case against him. The police could ask for his remand. Asaram was grilled by the Gujarat AntiTerrorism Squad (ATS) in Ahmedabad on Monday. He is...
  • Sexual assault case: Asaram to be taken to Ahmedabad today October 14, 2013

    Jodhpur: Selfstyled godman Asaram will be brought to Ahmedabad on Monday for questioning in another sexual assault case. The Jodhpur court has given permission to the Gujarat police to take him in custody for interrogation in the case filed by two sisters in Surat. Armed with a production warrant issued...
  • Sexual assault case: Gujarat Police gets Asaram's transit remand October 11, 2013

    Jodhpur: A Gujarat Police team has been given the transit remand of selfstyled godman Asaram in connection with a sexual assault case. He will now be taken to Ahmedabad where he will be quizzed in the sexual assault case filed by two sisters against him and his son Narayan Sai. Asaram...
  • Girls were sent to Asaram's quarter, former aide tells court October 10, 2013

    Jodhpur/Ahmedabad: There is no end to troubles for selfstyled godman Asaram and his son Narayan Sai. A former Asaram aide Ajay Kumar has now deposed before a Jodhpur judge and has brought out more shocking details against the 'godman'. He has told the court that when he was working at...
  • Sexual assault case: Narayan Sai's lawyers say he's not absconding October 10, 2013

    Ahmedabad: The lawyers of selfstyled godman Asaram's son Narayn Sai have released an advertisement in local newspapers in Gujarat claiming that their client is not absconding. In the ad they have claimed that Narayan Sai is innocent and that the case lodged against him is false. The ad published in...
  • Ahmedabad police look to get Asaram's custody, Narayan Sai absconding October 10, 2013

    Ahmedabad: Troubles seem to be mounting for jailed selfstyled godman Asaram after another case of sexual assault was filed by two sisters against him and his son Narayan Sai. The Gujarat police are now looking at getting his custody but his son is still absconding despite lookout notices against him. "He...
  • Gujarat Police leaves for Jodhpur to take Asaram's custody October 9, 2013

    Ahmedabad: In another case of sexual assault filed by two sisters against selfstyled godman Asaram and his son Narayan Sai, the Gujarat Police has now got a transfer warrant from Gandhinagar court to get his custody. A team has now left for Jodhpur to take custody of Asaram and will...
  • Sexual assault case: Where is Asaram's son Narayan Sai? October 9, 2013

    Ahmedabad: Troubles seem to be mounting for selfstyled godman Asaram's son Narayan Sai who has gone missing after a lookout notice was issued against him. Like his father, he too, is facing sexual assault allegations. After issuing a lookout notice to prevent Narayan Sai from leaving the country, the Surat...
  • Parents of kids found dead near Asaram ashram stopped from protesting October 8, 2013

    Ahmedabad: Protesters including the parents of the two children who were found dead at selfstyled godman Asaram's ashram were forcibly evicted from the Income Tax office and detained for not having permission to protest at the location in Gujarat. "The Gujarat government is aiding these criminals. We seek justice but these...
  • Sexual assault case: Police issue lookout notice against Asaram's son October 7, 2013

    Surat: The Surat police have issued a lookout notice against selfstyled godman Asaram's son Narayan Sai in connection with a sexual assault case against him. The notice has been issued as the police fear that Narayan Sai may attempt to leave the country. An FIR was registered on Sunday against...
  • Sexual assault case: Rajasthan HC rejects Asaram's bail plea October 1, 2013

    Jodhpur: The Rajasthan High Court on Tuesday rejected selfstyled godman Asaram's bail plea in the sexual assault case of a minor girl. This comes a day after a local court had extended the judicial custody of Asaram and his attendant Shiva till October 11. The District and Sessions judge also extended...
  • Asaram supporters rally outside Jodhpur jail to catch a glimpse of him September 19, 2013

    Jodhpur: Self-styled godman Asaram's supporters rallied in large numbers outside the Jodhpur jail to catch a glimpse of him on the occasion of full moon. The jail administration has increased the presence of police personnel outside the premises. A unit of the Rajasthan armed constabulary has also been put on...
  • Asaram's bail hearing today, Ram Jethmalani to argue for him September 16, 2013

    Jodhpur: The judicial custody of self-styled godman Asaram ended on Sunday. The hearing on his bail plea will come up in a Rajasthan Court on Monday. Lawyer Ram Jethmalani will argue for Asaram in the court. Last week a lower court had rejected the bail of 72-year-old Asaram who was...
  • Shops selling Asaram merchandise may face tax scrutiny September 11, 2013

    Akola: Local tax authorities are likely to undertake scrutiny of the account books of as many as 23 shops in the district selling the products manufactured by the Ahmedabad-based ashram of self-styled godman Asaram Bapu, an official said on Wednesday. "These shops merchandise the products manufactured in Ahmedabad-based ashram of Asaram...
  • Sexual assault case: Asaram tried to bribe girl, say sources September 6, 2013

    Jodhpur: Self-styled godman Asaram tried to bribe the minor girl who was allegedly sexually assaulted by him in his ashram, sources said. Asamam, sources claim, promised to open a college for the 15-year-old girl. This after police said they have not received any video clip denying the existence of any CD...