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Sant Rampal, Asaram, Nithyananda: Babas on the wrong side of law

While 'Godman' Rampal is another controversial baba behind the bars. Here is a rewind of the controversial 'Godmen' on the wrong side of the Law.

Sant Rampal: The self-proclaimed 'godman' from Haryana was booked on the charges of murder, sedition and waging war against government. He was arrested and taken into custody on November 19 after days of confrontation with police. When security personnel finally entered Sant Rampal’s Satlok Ashram Thursday, the sight that greeted them spoke of its enormous resources. (Source: Express photo)

Asaram: The self styled 'saint' landed into several controversies including land encroachment, sexual assault and rape case. Recent charges framed against him were for rape, criminal conspiracy and other offences by a Jodhpur court in connection with alleged sexual exploitation of a minor girl in his ashram in Jodhpur. (Source: Express photo)

Nithyanand: Swami Nithyanand is another controversial 'godman' who is an accused in a rape case. Nithyananda had a huge ashram on the outskirts of Bangalore. He disappeared from there four years ago after local television channels ran footage that allegedly showed him in a compromising position with an actress. (Source: Express photo)

Nirmal Baba: He is charged for spreading blind faith in the society by airing shows like ‘Third Eye of Nirmal Baba’ on TV channels where he asks people to follow his preachings and guidelines to become rich and get rid of all problems in life.

Gurmeet Ram Rahim: Dera Sacha Sauda Chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim is the main accused in the murder of Ranjit Singh and Sirsa journalist Ram Chander Chatterpatti. The Dera Chief is also accused of sexual harassment of a ‘sadhvi’ in 2002. (Source: Express photo)

Jayendra Saraswathi: The seer along with Vijayendra Saraswathi were accused in the murder of A Sankararaman, manager of the Varadarajaperumal temple in Kancheepuram district. (Source: Express photo)

Chandraswamy: He is a controversial 'tantrik'. Chandraswami has been accused repeatedly of financial irregularities. In 1996 he was arrested on charges of defrauding a London-based businessman. He has faced charges for repeated violation of the Foreign Exchange Regulation Act. (Source: Express photo)

Shiv Murat Dwivedi: According to Delhi Police, Godman Shiv Murat Dwivedi was running a huge network of flesh trade involving more than a hundred brokers and thousand prostitutes across the country. Dwivedi, is accused in four cases under the Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act and one case of robbery. Dwivedi is alleged to have earned crores of rupees through the sex racket. (Source: Express photo)