Sant Rampal had his bail in a 2006 murder case cancelled by the Punjab and Haryana High Court Thursday. “It will be a travesty of justice if he is allowed even for a minute to enjoy the concession of bail granted by this court (in 2008),” a division bench of Justices M Jeyapaul and Darshan Singh ruled. “Such an accused will never make his appearance to receive the verdict.”
The court adjourned the contempt case against Rampal to November 28, ordering he be produced along with his doctor O P Hooda and Rashtriya Samaj Seva Sangathan president Ram Kanwar Dhaka, neither of whom was present Thursday.
Advocate general B R Mahajan told the court the CRPF has taken possession of the ashram.
Advocate Dilbag Singh, appearing for Rampal, submitted Rampal was in captivity at the ashram, which was why he hadn’t appeared in court.
Rampal’s senior advocate S K Garg Narwana said, “He does not consider himself above the law and is a simple agriculturist.”
Amicus curiae Anupam Gupta said, “He (Rampal) is no different from us. There is no godliness in such men.”