Asaram Bapu

Asaram's bail plea to be heard Oct 1

asaram-bapuJaipur, Sep 18 : Asaram Bapu, arrested on allegation of sexually assaulting a minor girl, will continue to remain in judicial custody as the Rajasthan High Court Wednesday decided to hear his bail plea Oct 1, police said.

Asaram, 72, filed a bail application before the Jodhpur bench of the high court Sep 13.

The bail application first came up for hearing Monday and since the arguments remained inconclusive, the high court put off the proceedings Wednesday.

Senior counsel Ram Jethmalani appeared for Asaram in the court Wednesday.

Asaram Babu arrested over rape charges

Asaram Babu arrested over rape chargesIndore, Sep 1 - Spiritual guru Asaram Babu was arrested here late Saturday night by Jodhpur police over allegation of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl in his ashram, official sources said.

"He has been arrested," a senior police official told IANS.

Asaram was arrested after lengthy questioning in his ashram here, sources said, adding that he would be taken to Jodhpur.

Delhi gang rape: Asaram Bapu denies ''controversial'' comment

Asaram-BapuNew Delhi, Jan 8 : Spiritual leader Asaram Bapu on Tuesday downplayed his remark against the Delhi gang-rape victim, and claimed that the media had distorted his statement.

"What can I do if somebody telecast my statements after distorting it? I heard (the media saying) it will be filled with admiration for you (media) if you telecast my 15 minutes discourse. I don''t want to get into this controversy," he told the media in Pandharpur.

Meanwhile, Congress leader Karat Singh termed Asaram Bapu''s remark as unfortunate.

Asaram Bapu more of a businessman than a saint: Sharad Yadav

Sharad-Yadav.New Delhi, Jan 8 : Janata Dal- United (JD-U) chief Sharad Yadav on Tuesday described spiritual guru Asaram Bapu as being "more of a businessman than a saint.

"Asaram has business interests. Nobody should pay attention to him," said Yadav.

Asaram Bapu landed himself in a controversy over his remark that the December 16 Delhi gang rape victim was as guilty as those responsible for the barbaric sexual assault on her.

Asaram says rape victim should have begged, gets flak

Asaram-BapuNew Delhi, Jan 7 : Spiritual leader Asaram Bapu was Monday reported as saying that the Delhi gang-rape victim should have called her culprits brothers and recited the Saraswati mantra, provoking both the ruling Congress and the opposition BJP to lash out at the comments as disturbing and condemnable.

Asaram Bapu reportedly said "the victim is as guilty as her rapists" and that she should have "begged" in front of the culprits.

Apex court denies relief to Asaram Bapu in murder case

Apex court denies relief to Asaram Bapu in murder case  New Delhi, Jan 4 : The Supreme Court Monday dismissed spiritual guru Asaram Bapu's plea for anticipatory bail for his alleged role in a murderous bid on the life of a former disciple in Ahmedabad in December.

A bench of Justice Altmas Kabir and Justice Deepak Verma also threw out his plea for quashing the criminal case against him for his alleged role in the attack on the life of Raju Chandak on Dec 6 last year.

Notice to Asaram's Navsari ashram for encroachment

Asaram-BapuGandhinagar, Dec 31 : The Gujarat government Thursday issued notice to the Asaram Bapu Ashram in Navsari district in the southern part of the state to immediately vacate the land it had encroached upon in and around the ashram, officials said.

According to official sources, the Asaram Ashram was allocated about 10 acres of land by the state government over a decade ago, but the ashram had encroached upon nearly another 18,000 square metres of land around the ashram.

Asaram Bapu victimised, says VHP's Singhal

Asaram BapuLucknow, Dec 23 : Vishwa Hindu Parishad's (VHP) international president Ashok Singhal Wednesday accused the police of conspiring against self-styled spiritual guru Asaram Bapu, facing charges of paedophilia and child abuse, and demanded immediate removal of the Gujarat police chief.

"Asaram Bapu is being victimized. The saints would not tolerate it at any cost and will take to the streets if the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Gujarat fails to take action against the DGP (Director General of Police S. S. Khandawawala)," Singhal told reporters in Allahabad, some 200 km from Lucknow.

Man goes missing from Asaram's ashram

Asaram BapuGandhinagar, Dec 19 : A visitor from Kolkata has gone missing from spiritual guru Asaram Bapu's ashram in Ahmedabad, his family has told the police.

According to a complaint lodged with the Sabarmati police, Krishna Prasad Sahu, 53, disappeared last month after the other six family members retired for the night at the ashram at Motera.    

The family had since returned to Kolkata but came back to file a complaint after Sahu remained untraced.  (IANS)

Apex court denies urgent hearing to Asaram Bapu's bail plea

Asaram-BapuNew Delhi, Dec 17 : The Supreme Court Thursday refused to accord an urgent hearing to self-styled spiritual guru Asaram Bapu's plea for anticipatory bail for his alleged involvement in a murderous attack on a former disciple in Ahmedabad.

A bench of Justice Altmas Kabir and Justice Deepak Verma refused to give it an urgent hearing, and said it would hear his plea on the date slated for it.

Asaram's petition to quash case against him dismissed

Asaram's petition to quash case against him dismissedGandhinagar, Dec 10 :The Gujarat High Court Thursday dismissed a petition by spiritual guru Asaram Bapu seeking quashing of a case of attempt to murder and criminal conspiracy against him, following the attack on an estranged ex-disciple.

Dismissing the petition, Justice Akil Abdul Hamid Kureshi termed it "premature" since the investigation was still going on.

Asaram Bapu's estranged supporter still has bullet in chest

Asaram BapuGandhinagar, Dec 9 : Raju Chandok, the estranged supporter of Asaram Bapu who has accused the spiritual guru of masterminding an attack on him, continued to be in hospital Wednesday with a bullet in his chest.

Chandok was shot by two unidentified people Saturday night while he was returning home. He took three bullets in his body and was rushed to a hospital where he is recovering well, said his brother Mahesh.

Rajesh Hyderabadi, the cardio-vascular thoracic surgeon who operated on him and removed two of the three bullets embedded in his body, told IANS that though he is still in the intensive care unit (ICU), he should recover within a week.

Twelve injured as Asaram Bapu''s followers allegedly go on rampage in Gujarat

Twelve injured as Asaram Bapu''s followers allegedly go on rampage in GujaratGandhinagar, Nov 26 : At least a dozen people were reportedly injured when followers of Asaram Bapu, the religious guru of the country, staged a protest and clashed with the police here on Thursday.

The trouble broke when police stopped the followers of the Asaram Bapu stopped while they were on their way to the District Collector''s Secretariat to submit a memorandum.

The memorandum was against a defamatory campaign launched by a local newspaper.

Asaram Bapu celebrates Holi with his devotees in Nagpur

Asaram Bapu celebrates Holi with his devotees in NagpurNagpur, Mar 9 : Popular Indian seer Asaram Bapu played Holi with devotees at his ashram in Nagpur city on Monday.

Holi, which is celebrated to mark the triumph of good over evil, would be celebrated across the country on March 11.

Hundreds of devotees gathered to celebrate the festivities with the seer as he sprinkled colours on them.

Devotees and followers danced to music and enjoyed every bit of the occasion.

CID raids Asaram Bapu’s ashram in Ahmedabad

Asaram BapuAhmedabad, July 25 : Four teams of CID Crime Branch on Friday raided the Ashram of Asharam Bapu in Ahmedabad.

The ashram in the Gujarat town has been in the headlines ever since the death of two children at its Gurukul.

Earlier on July 18, people of the city had observed a shutdown against the alleged shoddy probe into the death of the children.

The bodies of Dipesh Praful Vaghela, 10, and his cousin Abhishek Shantilal Vaghela, 11, were found in the riverbed near the Asharam Bapu’s Ashram on the outskirts of the city on July 6. The bodies were recovered two days after the boys were reported to be missing.

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