GODMAN

  • Ashutosh Maharaj's followers defy HC orders to cremate the self-styled godman December 4, 2014

    After a stand-off with self-styled godman Rampal, tensions are mounting with the followers of Ashutosh Maharaj in Jalandhar. Followers of Ashutosh Maharaj, who has been in deep freeze since January and was declared clinically dead, are fortifying his ashram in Jalandhar after the court ordered to cremate him. ...
  • Operation to arrest Rampal cost over Rs 26 crore: Police tells HC November 28, 2014

    Chandigarh: The massive operation to locate and arrest controversial 'godman' Rampal cost the exchequer over Rs 26 crore, the Punjab and Haryana High Court was told. Amidst tight security, Rampal was produced before a division bench of justices M Jeyapaul and Darshan Singh here which adjourned the case to December...
  • Police recover 10,000 lathis, bullet-proof jackets from Rampal's ashram November 23, 2014

    Hisar: The police on Sunday recovered many bullet-proof jackets and nearly 10,000 lathis from arrested 'godman' Rampal's Satlok ashram in Hisar district of Haryana. The recoveries were made when the SIT team of Haryana Police took Rampal back to his ashram to open password-protected lockers. Even as sources say the...
  • Arrested 'godman' Rampal taken back to ashram to open password-protected lockers November 23, 2014

    Hisar: Haryana Police on Sunday took arrested 'godman' Rampal back to his ashram in Hisar, where six people died in the clashes between his supporters and security personnel, as part of investigation. 63-year-old Rampal, who was arrested on November 19 from his ashram, spread over 12 acres in Hisar district, was...
  • Advanced medical equipment found inside self-styled godman Rampal's ashram November 21, 2014

    Self-styled godman Rampal's ashram is a virtual fortress spread over 12 acres. It is equipped with air-conditioned rooms, swimming pool and a hospital. "His teachings and words of wisdom would be displayed to him on a teleprompter. The throne that he would sit on was connected to a lift which...
  • Hisar: Live petrol bombs, acid packets recovered from Satlok Ashram November 20, 2014

    Rampal was arrested on Wednesday night after three days of continuous stand-off between Rampal's supporters and the police. Over 400 people were arrested and 15,000 others were evacuated from the ashram ...
  • Self-styled 'godman' Rampal sent to judicial custody, next hearing on November 28 November 20, 2014

    Chandigarh: Controversial self-styled 'godman' Rampal will remain in judicial custody till November 28 when the Punjab and Haryana High Court will take up the contempt of court case for hearing. The court has asked police for a detailed report on the Hisar operation, including details of casualties, injured and arms...
  • Happy that administration got support of media and locals: Mohan Lal Khattar November 20, 2014

    "We were successful in carrying out this operation without any innocent losing their life. Happy that administration got support of media and locals," said Haryana CM Mohan Lal Khattar commenting on self-styled godman Rampal. ...
  • Watch: Self-styled 'godman' Rampal in jail November 20, 2014

    Self-styled 'godman' Rampal was put behind bars in the Panchkula jail after the Punjab and Haryana High Court cancelled his bail in 2006 murder case. ...
  • Watch: Inside 'godman' Rampal's ashram November 20, 2014

    CNN-IBN visits controversial 'godman' Rampal's ashram in Hisar, Haryana where the stand-off between his supporters and security personnel ended with his arrest on Wednesday night. ...
  • Haryana: 'Godman' Rampal put behind bars, to be produced in court again November 20, 2014

    Chandigarh: In more trouble for 'godman' Rampal, the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Thursday cancelled the bail granted to him in the 2006 murder case. As Rampal was being escorted out of the court by police he refuted all the charges leveled against him. "All allegations against me are...
  • Self-styled 'godman' Rampal arrested after high drama, to be produced in court today November 20, 2014

    Hisar: Self-proclaimed 'godman' Rampal, who was arrested by the Haryana Police after three days of high drama at his ashram, will be produced in Hisar court on Thursday. "The controversial 63-year-old godman will be produced in a Hisar court," Superintendent of Police Panipat Satish Balan told reporters after his arrest...
  • Controversial 'godman' Rampal arrested from ashram in Hisar, taken in ambulance to Chandigarh November 19, 2014

    Hisar: The self-styled godman Rampal has been arrested by the Haryana Police from his ashram in Hisar and was taken out in an ambulance to Chandigarh. Rampal is being taken to Chandigarh PGI for medical examination and will be produced in Chandigarh court on Thursday. The police are expected to file cases...
  • HIsar: Controversial 'godman' Rampal avoids arrest supporters' human chain November 19, 2014

    Rampal continues to defy court orders to surrender before the police in the contempt case against him. He is even being protected by his supporters who are ready to make a human shield to save him. ...
  • Hisar: Government worried about people trapped inside ashram, says OSD Yadav November 19, 2014

    Rampal continues to defy court orders to surrender before the police in the contempt case against him. He is even being protected by his supporters who are ready to make a human shield to save him. ...
  • Unholy acts and controversies of some 'holy' men November 19, 2014

    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...
  • MHA to send paramilitary forces to Hisar, attempts to arrest 'godman' Rampal in vain November 19, 2014

    New Delhi: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Monday evening decided to send in paramilitary forces tackle the poor law and order condition in Hisar following clashes between self-styled godman Rampal's supporters and the police. "The Central government is sending about 500 paramilitary personnel to Haryana to deal with...
  • Hisar: Rampal has skipped court hearings 42 times, after seeking repeated exemptions November 19, 2014

    Self-styled godman Rampal became a follower of Kabir Panthi Saint Ramdevanand in 1988. He set up the Satlok Ashram in Rohtak in 1999 with donated land. Rampal has skipped court hearings 42 times, after seeking repeated exemptions. ...
  • Central agencies warned Haryana government of a possible law and order situation in Hisar: sources November 19, 2014

    New Delhi/Hisar: Central intelligence agencies had inputs of a possible law and order situation in Hisar and the same had been passed on to the Haryana government, say sources. It is also being said that the Central government is unhappy with the way the state government has handled the matter. Meanwhile,...
  • Hisar: Several Rampal supporters leave ashram overnight as police cuts off water, power supply November 19, 2014

    Hisar: The situation in Hisar continues to remain tense as self-styled godman Rampal refuses to comply with Haryana and Punjab High Court and police orders to surrender. Large number of Rampal supporters came out of the ashram in the intervening night of Wednesday and were sent to Hisar in busses and...
  • Hisar: Self-styled godman Rampal's supporters clash with police, turn ashram into a war zone November 18, 2014

    Hisar: The scenes outside self-styled godman Baba Rampal's Satlok Ashram in Haryana's Hisar town resemble a war zone as his supporters have indulged in clashes with police. There are indications that hundreds of people have been detained by Baba Rampal's 'private army' in the ashram. They have been using women...
  • High Court slams government for not being able to produce controversial godman Rampal for hearing November 17, 2014

    Hisar: Punjab and Haryana High Court has slammed the state government for not being able to produce godman Rampal on the scheduled date of hearing. Rampal on Monday morning had said that he will not appear before Punjab and Haryana High court in the contempt case on health grounds. Rampal showed...
  • Controversial godman Rampal cites health reasons, refuses to appear before court today November 17, 2014

    Hisar: Controversial Godman Rampal has said that he will not appear before Punjab and Haryana High court on Monday in the contempt case on health grounds. Rampal showed signs of relenting as his close aides on Sunday night said he would obey the High Court directive and appear before it...
  • 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...