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Tag: Godman

Haryana court convicts self-styled godman Rampal for murders

Chandigarh: A court in Haryana’s Hisar town on Thursday convicted self-styled godman Rampal in two cases of murder. He has been in prison since November 2014. The quantum of punishment would be announced on October 16 and 17. The two cases against the controversial godman relate to the murder of six people during violent clashes […]

Supreme Court rejects bail plea of Sarathi

  Bhubaneswar: The Supreme Court today refused to grant bail to self-styled godman Sarathi alias Santosh Raul in connection with harassment of a woman and her daughter at an ashram in Barimula, Kendrapara. The girl and her mother had lodged a complaint against Sarathi in October 2015, two months after he was arrested by Odisha […]

Who Needs Babas Anyway?

Watching the triumphant return of Surendra Mishra aka Sura Baba to his fiefdom at Jhi’nti Sasan on TV on Saturday, one could not but marvel at the spell the godman has cast on his disciples. As if on cue, the devotees returned in droves to the Trahi Aachyut ashram they had abandoned since the presiding deity […]

Another 'godman' in trouble, young woman alleges rape

Jaipur: Rajasthan’s Kaushlendra Prapannacharya ‘Falahari’ Maharaj has run into trouble as a young woman allegedly raped by the self-styled godman reached Alwar and got her police statement recorded on Thursday, police said. The 21-year-old woman from Chhattisgarh claimed rape by the 70-year-old baba at his ashram in Alwar in Rajasthan on August 7. Her family […]

'Godman' booked for sexually exploiting woman

Jaipur: A 70-year-old self-styled godman was today booked for allegedly sexually exploiting a 21-year-old woman hailing from Bilaspur in Chhattisgarh, police said. The woman had lodged a complaint against Kaushlendra Prapanacharya Phalahari Maharaj in Bilaspur and alleged that he sexually exploited her at his ashram located in Alwar on August 7. “Bilaspur police have sent […]

Haryana godman Rampal gets relief from Hisar court

Chandigarh: Self-styled godman Rampal of Haryana, whose private army and aides had fought a pitched battle with police in November 2014 to prevent his arrest, was on Tuesday acquitted in two criminal cases by a court in Hisar town. The court of Judicial Magistrate Mahesk Kumar held Rampal not guilty of the wrongful confinement, unlawful […]

Dera chief not to be brought to Panchkula for sentencing: DGP

Chandigarh: After Dera followers indulged in large-scale violence on Friday following their leader Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh’s conviction in a rape case, the Haryana Police on Saturday said the jailed godman will not be brought to Panchkula for the sentencing on Monday. CBI court judge Jagdeep Singh while convicting the Dera chief in the 2002 […]

Godman detained for raping minor relative

Cuttack: A self-styled godman was detained on Thursday for allegedly raping a minor girl in Baulanga village under Tigiria police limits. The self-proclaimed godman Ramesh Nayak was staying in the village as a house husband while his in-laws have accused him for sexually assaulting niece last night. Also Read: ‘Red Flag’ tag for minor rape […]

Arrested Sarathi Baba grilled by ED

Cuttack: Arrested self-proclaimed godman, Santosh Raul aka Sarathi Baba was interrogated by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) officials today. According to sources, a 5-member team of ED grilled Sarathi Baba at the Choudwar Jail in Cuttack over the manner and amount of funding received by his ashram, amount of money deposited in the name of foundation, […]

Arrested Godman Sarathi Baba moves SC

Cuttack: Arrested Godman Sarathi Baba alias Santosh Raul has moved the Supreme court seeking bail. According to Sarathi’s lawyer Sushant Kanungo, the Godman has sought bail in connection with harassment cases lodged against him. Also Read: Groups clash over Sarathi sermons A total of 3 cases were registered against Sarathi Baba. The third case was […]

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ED grills arrested godman Sura Baba's accountant

Bhubaneswar: As part of the probe into the illegal financial transactions of arrested godman Sura Baba, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) today interrogated the accountant of the godman’s Trahi Achyuta Ashram. According to sources, the accountant Manoranjan Acharya was grilled by the ED sleuths for over four hours. ED sleuths are trying to obtain vital information […]

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Sarathi Baba’s brother, aide grilled by ED

Cuttack: Arrested godman Sarathi Baba’s brother Debendra Raul was interrogated by sleuths of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) today. According to sources, Sarathi’s brother Devendra Raul was questioned by the ED sleuths over the monetary transactions of the arrested godman. Devendra was grilled for over three hours, informed sources. Moreover, another associate of Sarathi Baba, Khageswar […]

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HC rejects bail plea of Sura Baba, son

Cuttack: The Odisha High Court on Wednesday rejected the bail petitions of Sura Mishra alias Sura Baba and his son Trilochan in connection with a land fraud case in Chhatrapur in Ganjam district. “The accused have played with the religious sentiments of the people and made huge money. Granting bail to these two accused would […]

Godman held; villagers set ashram on fire

Police on Monday arrested a self-styled godman from Sadansa village under Niali Police station limits in Cuttack district

ED grills Sarathi Baba on his money trail

Choudwar: A three member team of the Enforcement Directorate grilled the self-styled godman Sarathi Baba alias Santosh Roul at the Choudwar Circle Jail on Thursday. Reports said a three-member ED team, led by the assistant director, grilled Sarathi Baba for about five-and-half hours inside the jail. Though the ED officials did not reveal the details […]

Godman held for outraging modesty of woman

A self-styled godman Swami Purna Chaitanya Baba, who heads a residential Primary Vidyalaya at Kirkuti village in Kandhamal district, was arrested on charge of allegedly outraging the modesty of a woman teacher, police said