India News | Reported by Siddharth Ranjan Das, Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Friday August 30, 2013
Spiritual leader Asaram Bapu, accused of sexually assaulting a schoolgirl, spent the day holed up in his ashram in Bhopal while his son said he would ignore the deadline to travel to Jodhpur in Rajasthan for police questioning, due to ill-health.
India News | Reported by Harsha Kumari Singh (With inputs from agencies) | Friday August 30, 2013
Spiritual leader Asaram Bapu, accused of sexually assaulting a schoolgirl in Jodhpur earlier this month, will ignore the deadline set for him to travel to the city and meet with investigators, his son said, according to the Press Trust of India.
India News | Agencies | Friday August 30, 2013
India News | Reported by Harsha Kumari Singh, Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Friday August 30, 2013
Spiritual leader Asaram Bapu, who has been accused of sexually assaulting a teenager, has to appear for questioning in Rajasthan today, but sources close to him indicate that he may not comply.
India News | Edited by Shamik Ghosh | Friday August 30, 2013
Spiritual leader Asram Bapu, accused of sexually assaulting a teenager, has alleged that Congress leaders Rahul and Sonia Gandhi have orchestrated the case against him.
India News | Edited by Shamik Ghosh | Thursday August 29, 2013
The Jodhpur Police, which is investigating charges of sexual assault levelled by a 16-year-old girl against spiritual leader Asaram Bapu, has claimed it has evidence against the 72-year-old.
India News | Reported by Harsha Kumari Singh; Edited by Abhinav Bhatt | Wednesday August 28, 2013
The teen who has accused Asaram Bapu of sexually assaulting her at his ashram in Jodhpur is "mentally ill," the spiritual leader's son, Narayan Sai, said today.
India News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday August 28, 2013
Congress leader Digvijaya Singh today accused the BJP of practicing double standards on crime against women, in an apparent dig at the opposition party over the Asaram Bapu issue.
India News | Reported by Harsha Kumari Singh; Edited by Mala Das | Wednesday August 28, 2013
In 2008, Asaram Bapu was at the centre of another huge controversy when two young boys were found dead days after they went missing from his ashram at Motera, less than an hour's drive from Ahmedabad. The children were enrolled at a school that was part of the ashram's sprawling premises covering at least 10 acres.
India News | Reported by Anant Zanane, Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Wednesday August 28, 2013
In a house in Shahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh, a poster of Asaram Bapu in the prayer room is scratched with blades, proof of a family's anger at being betrayed by a man they had worshipped for over a decade.
India News | Edited by Surabhi Malik | Wednesday June 4, 2014
For nearly eight hours this morning, two policemen from Rajasthan waited to meet spiritual guru Asaram Bapu at his ashram in Indore, one of many around the country. Repeatedly, they were told that the 72-year-old was meditating and could not see them.
India News | Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Tuesday August 27, 2013
Two Rajasthan policemen have been waiting for nearly seven hours to serve summons on self-styled godman Asaram Bapu, who has been accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl in his ashram in Jodhpur. They were told that he was 'meditating'.
Cheat Sheet | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi | Tuesday August 27, 2013
The Home Ministry has written to the governments of Delhi, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan seeking reports on the complaints against spiritual leader Asaram Bapu, who has been accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl. The Rajasthan Police issued summons to the self-styled godman yesterday and gave him four days to come for questioning. This i...
India News | Edited by Shamik Ghosh | Monday August 26, 2013
Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde stumped many by referring with reverence and respect to "Asaram Bapu ji," a man who is accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old. Her statement to the police, accessed by NDTV, says that the 72-year-old spiritual guru threatened to hurt her and her family if she reported the crime.
Cheat Sheet | Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Monday August 26, 2013
The police in Rajasthan today summoned spiritual leader Asaram Bapu, who has been accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl. Sources say the Jodhpur police have given him four days to come for questioning. There were also calls in Parliament today for action against him. The yoga guru has denied the allegation, calling it a conspiracy again...
India News | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi (With PTI inputs) | Monday August 26, 2013
A team of the Jodhpur police today reached the ashram of spiritual leader Asaram Bapu to serve summons in connection with a sexual assault case. A 15-year-old girl has alleged in her complaint that Asaram Bapu had asked her to stay back after prayers last week and then sexually assaulted her as her mother waited outside.
India News | Edited by Shamik Ghosh (with PTI inputs) | Monday August 26, 2013
Police are likely to issue summons on Monday to spiritual leader Asaram Bapu in connection with allegations of sexual abuse levelled against him by a minor. According to sources, he will be given four to appear before the police for questioning.
India News | Edited by Shamik Ghosh | Saturday August 24, 2013
The Jodhpur Police has reportedly gathered crucial evidence against spiritual leader Asaram Bapu in a case of sexual assault of a minor girl. Police officials have told NDTV that the description of the scene of crime matches with the details given by the 15-year-old girl in the First Information Report.
India News | Press Trust of India | Saturday August 24, 2013
A day after BJP leader Uma Bharti defended spiritual leader Asaram Bapu against charges of sexual assault on 16-year-old girl, BJP Vice President Prabhat Jha termed the allegation of rape against him as a "Congress conspiracy".
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Friday August 23, 2013
A Rajasthan Police team was sent to spiritual leader Asaram Bapu's ashram at Chhindwara in Madhya Pradesh today to probe the case of sexual assault registered against the godman by a 16-year-old girl, police said. They will question his disciples at the ashram.
India News | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi (With inputs from agencies) | Wednesday August 21, 2013
Spiritual leader Asaram Bapu has been booked for allegedly sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl who has been staying in a hostel operated by the godman's trust in Jodhpur, after a complaint was lodged by the minor, Delhi Police said today.
Ahmedabad News | Edited by Diana George | Wednesday August 14, 2013
The son of self-styled spiritual guru Asaram Bapu and three others, including a pilot, had a miraculous escape when the helicopter carrying them crash-landed at a graveyard in Gomtipur area of Ahmedabad today.
Ahmedabad News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday August 14, 2013
A private helicopter carrying self-styled spiritual guru Asaram Bapu's son Narayan Sai and three others crash-landed, apparently due to a technical snag, in a cemetery at Gomatipur area in Ahmedabad today, police said.
India News | Written by Tejas Mehta | Monday April 1, 2013
The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Maharashtra unit has appealed to the governing council of the Indian Premier League (IPL) not to hold matches in the state with several regions in the grip of severe drought. Leader of opposition in the state legislative council Vinod Tawade wrote to IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla, stating 65 lakh litres of water woul...
India News | Written by Tejas Mehta; edited by Mala Das | Tuesday March 19, 2013
The Maharashtra government has banned self-proclaimed spiritual guru Asaram Bapu's Holi celebrations. The directive comes after Asaram Bapu, along with his followers, continued to indulge in pre-Holi revelry in and around Mumbai in defiance of an earlier government order against it. The festivities have been widely criticised for resulting in wasta...
India News | Written by Tejas Mehta; edited by Mala Das | Monday March 18, 2013
Self-proclaimed spiritual guru Asaram Bapu defied the Maharashtra government's orders today by continuing to indulge in pre-Holi celebrations, using thousands of litres of water at a time when the state is facing its worst drought since 1972.
India News | Rahul Shrivastava | Wednesday February 6, 2013
At the Kanchi Shankaracharya's camp, a 24-hour mantra jaap (chanting of hyms) echoes across sector 6 of the 70-sq km large kumbh city. Adjacent to the Kanchi Peeth camp, the SGPC team at the kumbh prepares for the afternoon langar (community lunch). Hundreds of pilgrims, visitors and homeless at the kumbh have already queued up for the lunch. Acros...
India News | Rashmi Rajput | Wednesday January 16, 2013
Controversial self-styled godman, Aasharam Bapu, faces prosecution after the Serious Fraud Investigating Office (SFIO) of the Ministry of Corporate affairs has found him guilty of land-grab in Ratlam, Madhya Pradesh.
India News | Edited by Mala Das | Tuesday January 8, 2013
After being unequivocally slammed for suggesting that the student who was gang-raped on a bus in Delhi was partly to blame for the assault, Aasharam Bapu, spiritual leader, is clinging to his take.
Forums | Monday January 7, 2013
He suggested the 23-yr-old did not do enough to save herself.