Rampal gets life imprisonment in 2014 murder case; Hisar court sentences 13 followers along with religious leader
Two murder cases were registered against Rampal in November 2014 for holding captive and later killing two women.
Rampal, 14 others get life sentence in 2014 murder case; Hisar court imposes Rs 1 lakh fine on all convicts
The Hisar court that sentenced Rampal to life imprisonment will pronounce the quantum of sentence in another murder case involving the spiritual leader today.
'Godman' Rampal convicted in two murder cases, punishment next week; lawyer says verdict delivered in absence of counsel
Chand Rathee, media in-charge of Rampal's Satlok Ashram, said that police had earlier lodged six FIRs against Rampal and his supporters.
The Punjab government on Thursday declared that its offices situated at Chandigarh would remain closed on 25 August, the day on which a court verdict is expected in a sexual exploitation case against Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh.
A local court on Thursday sent the self-styled godman Rampal to judicial custody in connection with the death of a woman follower in his ashram during the recent standoff between his disciples and police.
Even as the police arrested Rampal after a two-day siege on Wednesday night, they did not anticipate what they would find inside the self-styled godman's sprawling ashram. From five star hotel like facilities to bizarre items, here's what the cops found.
Haryana Police ordered setting up of a SIT to probe cases registered in the wake of tense two-week stand-off inside 'godman' Rampal's Satlok Ashram here.
The recent events in Hisar, where his followers were willing to die for their ‘deity’ Satguru Rampal, highlight our strange fascination for Babas.
A day after his arrest, followers of Rampal were gradually coming out of his ashram here even as the security personnel were treading with caution.
Rampal rejected charges that he had asked thousands of his followers to be kept "hostage" for past several days inside his ashram.
Soon after his arrest, 'godman' Rampal was taken for a mandatory medical examination here during which his health parameters were found "stable".
Following his arrest from the Satlok Ashram in Barwala, Haryana (late Wednesday), self-styled godman Rampal was brought to Panchkula town, adjoining Chandigarh early Thursday and was medically examined.
Self-styled 'godman' Rampal was arrested on Wednesday night from his ashram, ending an over two-week tense standoff between his supporters and the police after close to 15,000 of his followers were evacuated from the sprawling premises.
Hisar crackdown: Centre rushing 500 paramilitary troops at godman Rampal's ashram; IB warns of violence
500 paramilitary personnel are being rushed to Haryana to deal with law and order situation at Rampal's ashram in Hisar.
Mounting pressure on 'godman' Rampal, police has slapped sedition charges against him and many of his followers while ruling out any negotiations with him.
Controversial sect leader Rampal continued to evade arrest even as hundreds of his followers left his ashram in Barwala in Haryana.
The ongoing confrontation between a Haryana godman's followers and the police should tell us that the more we give them leeway against the law, the more they will think they are above the law.
The News Broadcasters Association on Tuesday strongly condemned the "brutal assault" by policemen on journalists and camera persons outside the ashram of controversial 'godman' Rampal in Hissar, terming it as a frontal attack on freedom of press.
Several people, including security and media personnel, were injured as clashes erupted at the ashram of Sant Rampal in Hisar with the police.
Controversial godman Rampal was today whisked away from his ashram to an undisclosed destination for "treatment".