Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Police on Tuesday arrested controversial 'godman' baba Parmanand on sexual exploitation charges.
According to reports, the 'godman' is based in Barabanki near state capital Lucknow.
Ram Shankar Tiwari alias Baba Parmanand was arrested on charges of sexual exploitation of several women.
An FIR was earlier registered against the Tiwari by several women who accused him of sexually exploiting them in the name of treatment for infertility.
The Barabanki Police then conducted a raid at his ashram and seized several CDs containing obscene videos of several women, vulgar literature and porn movies. Tiwari was absconding since then till he was arrested by the local police from Satna in Madhya Pradesh.