Probe wealth of self-styled godmen: Jain monk Tarun Sagar

He said there were about 1,400 cheats in the country who call themselves godmen or saints.

PTI| Last Updated: Sep 23, 2017, 19:25 PM IST

Sikar: Jain monk Tarun Sagar on Saturday demanded an investigation into the wealth amassed by self-styled godmen in India.

He said there were about 1,400 cheats in the country who call themselves godmen or saints.

Every third godmen in India is a fraud, he said.

Speaking to reporters here yesterday, the Jain monk demanded an investigation into the wealth amassed by self- styled godmen, saying if corrupt politicians and government officers can be probed why not these 'godmen' who have defamed the religion.

He said the so-called 'babas' have created a divide between the youth and the religion, but blamed people for not calling out these self-styled godmen.

He also criticised violence unleashed by some people in the name of religion.