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‘Godman’ Rampal slapped with sedition charge

The fresh cases were filed after clashes broke out at the ashram between police and Rampal's supporters.

By: Press Trust of India | Hisar | Updated: November 20, 2014 10:38 am
rampal Rampal is already an accused in a murder case.

In the wake of armed resistance by Rampal’s supporters on Tuesday, Police has slapped sedition and other charges against the controversial ‘godman‘ and several of his followers that include officials of his Satlok Ashram.

Police on Wednesday said cases were registered on Tuesday night against Rampal, ashram spokesman Raj Kapoor, another key functionary Purshottam Dass and several other followers under under various Sections of the IPC.

The case has been filed under Sections 121 (waging, or attempting to wage war, or abetting waging of war, against the Government of India), 121A (conspiring to commit certain offences against the state) and 122 (Collecting arms etc. with the intention of waging war against the Govt of India).

Besides, the cases have also been slapped against the accused under Sections 123 (concealing with intent to facilitate design to wage war) and other charges that include attempt to murder, assault and under various Sections of the Arms Act, police said.

The fresh cases were filed after clashes broke out at the ashram between police and Rampal’s supporters, who allegedly resorted to firing and threw petrol bombs.

Rampal is already an accused in a murder case.

Earlier this week, Punjab and Haryana High Court gave the government time till Friday to produce Rampal in contempt of court case, after which authorities have been asking the devotees in and around the Satlok Ashram to disperse and help them comply with court order.

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  1. Khushminder Sahasi
    Nov 20, 2014 at 4:26 am
    Why BJP allowed build up in the Ashram for last 15 days? Why RSS meeting the HM of India? What are the link between RamPal and RSS? Let Modi come clean on this.
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      ganesh Mishra
      Nov 19, 2014 at 8:00 am
      No one is above the law. Even Bhagwan Ram abode with rule/ law/ tradition . Rampal must be arresred for Court contempt, face the charges of murder , antinational / seditiona charges. Law must be forced upon to people faith in it and state machinery.
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        Ittiam
        Nov 19, 2014 at 8:40 am
        Good.. Yesterday I was thinking that this guy Rampal has declared full war against state
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          Prem
          Nov 19, 2014 at 9:23 pm
          I am no supporter of Godman but does the state ie Govt n Police machinery have the guts to arrest S Ahmed Bukhari the shahi imam of Jama Masjid Delhi...there are NBW sitting against him with no action from Police.
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            indian
            Nov 19, 2014 at 7:59 am
            This devil should be strung up side down for the murder of so many innocent lives.He should be forced down a sewer to live along side rats and rodents like him.
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