Haryana News

'Godman' Rampal's sect expansion plans go bust

Barwala: Just before his run-in with the law that landed him behind bars with serious charges such as murder, sedition and other cases slapped on him, self-styled godman Rampal had embarked on well-thought plans for expansion of his sect.

More arms, bulletproof jackets recovered from Rampal's ashram
More arms, bulletproof jackets recovered from Rampal's ashram

The Haryana Police's ongoing search operation inside the Satlok Ashram of self-styled godman Rampal has led to the recovery of two bulletproof jackets, more weapons and over 4,200 sticks among other things, officials said Sunday.

Bullet-proof vehicle found from Rampal's Ashram, search on

Police on Sunday recovered a bullet-proof vehicle among other items from the Ashram of "godman" Rampal in Barwala town of Hisar district.

Rampal case: Three FIRs registered in journalists attack case in Barwala

Three FIRs have been registered in connection with the attack on media persons by police personnel in Hisar district during clashes that erupted at the ashram of controversial 'godman' Rampal in Barwala, police said on Saturday.

Suresh Prabhu, Birender Singh to be in Rajya Sabha from Haryana

 Union Ministers Birender Singh and Suresh Prabhu have been nominated by BJP for Rajya Sabha seats from Haryana.

UP-Haryana border dispute: Three farmers arrested

Tension prevailed on the Uttar Pradesh-Haryana border following a dispute between farmers of the two states over an agricultural land after UP police released it from the possession of Haryana farmers.

Haryana transfers 71 IAS officers

 In a major administrative reshuffle, Haryana Friday transferred 71 senior IAS officers in the state.

Arms, petrol bombs, chilli grenade found in Rampal's Satlok Ashram
Arms, petrol bombs, chilli grenade found in Rampal's Satlok Ashram

 A huge cache of arms and ammunition, petrol bombs, acid syringes and a chilli grenade were found inside the highly-fortified Satlok Ashram from where 'godman' Rampal was "smoked out".

Stadiums cannot hold events other than sports: Haryana govt

 Haryana government on Friday imposed a ban on holding social and cultural events, including government programmes, in all sports stadiums across the state.

Haryana govt seeks details of Robert Vadra's companies, assets
Haryana govt seeks details of Robert Vadra's companies, assets

The Haryana government has sought details from the Gurgaon administration apropos of companies, properties and assets owned by Robert Vadra, the son-in-law of Congress president Sonia Gandhi.

Rampal remained calm in court room

After his arrest from Satlok Ashram in Hisar by Haryana police, controversial 'godman' Rampal on Thursday appeared calm and composed when he was produced in Punjab and Haryana High Court in a contempt case.

Inside 'godman' Rampal's Satlok ashram: Crude bombs, body massager, swimming pool
Inside 'godman' Rampal's Satlok ashram: Crude bombs, body massager, swimming pool

Little was he known as junior engineer with the Haryana irrigation department more than a decade back, but Sant Rampal lived an absolute lavish life with a huge fan following after being sacked from his job.

Rampal case fallout: HC seeks report on all deras in Punjab and Haryana
Rampal case fallout: HC seeks report on all deras in Punjab and Haryana

The Rampal case on Thursday brought under lens other religious deras running in Punjab and Haryana.

Police search Rampal's ashram, more followers flushed out

Barwala: A day after his arrest, security personnel Thursday carried out searches at the ashram of self styled 'godman' Rampal even as more followers were flushed out from the premises.

Rampal's followers holed up inside ashram still coming out

A day after his arrest, followers of self styled 'godman' Rampal were gradually coming out of his ashram here even as the security personnel were treading with caution before launching a full-scale search.

Zee Media reporter Shivam Bhatt, out covering Rampal case, dies in road accident
Zee Media reporter Shivam Bhatt, out covering Rampal case, dies in road accident

In a sad turn of events, a Zee Media reporter covering the case of self-styled godman Rampal, died in a road accident on Thursday.

Rampal sent to judicial custody till Nov 28, claims was held captive in ashram
Rampal sent to judicial custody till Nov 28, claims was held captive in ashram

Self-styled 'godman' Rampal, arrested from his Satlok ashram in Barwala, Haryana was sent to judicial custody till November 28 by Punjab and Haryana High Court on Thursday. 

Self-styled godman Rampal finally arrested by Haryana police from Hisar ashram
Self-styled godman Rampal finally arrested by Haryana police from Hisar ashram

Haryana Police finally arrested elusive self-styled godman Rampal Wednesday evening from his fortified Satlok Ashram near Barwala in Haryana. At least six people lost their lives in the stand-off as Rampal eluded the police, while many of his key aides and around 450 supporters were also arrested.

Finally, Khattar defends police action

Drawing flak from most quarters over the handling of sect leader Rampal episode, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar Wednesday finally defended the police action.

Law and order state subject: Gowda on 'godman' Rampal

As authorities in Haryana mount pressure on 'godman' Rampal to appear before the High Court, Law Minister D V Sadananda Gowda on Wednesday refused to join issue, saying law and order is a state subject.

PCI appoints panel to probe attack on mediapersons in Hisar

A fact-finding committee has been set up by the Press Council of India (PCI) to look into the attack on media persons by police personnel in Hisar  district during clashes that erupted at the ashram of controversial 'godman' Rampal.

Interesting facts about self-styled godman Rampal
Interesting facts about self-styled godman Rampal

Self-styled godman Rampal, famously addressed as Jagatguru Rampal Ji Maharaj by his supporters served as a junior engineer in the irrigation department of Haryana Government till 2000.

'Godman' Rampal's followers leaving his ashram

A large number of followers of 'godman' Rampal, who had been holed up in his ashram here for days, came out on Wednesday and narrated how they were virtually confined there along with "thousands" more who too were "desperately" wanting to leave the premises.

'Godman' Rampal slapped with sedition charge

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

Hisar standoff: As it happened on Wednesday
Hisar standoff: As it happened on Wednesday

Chandigarh/Barwala: The Haryana Police is due to begin a massive operation on Wednesday to nab controversial sect leader Sant Rampal, who continues to evade law and defy the Haryana and Punjab High Court's order to surrender.

Congress hits out at BJP over assault on journalists in Hisar

Congress on Tuesday attacked BJP over the assault on journalists by police during a clash at 'godman' Rampal's ashram in Hisar saying it was "unacceptable and extremely unfortunate" and demanded an apology from Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar.

AAP seeks judicial probe into police action in Hisar

Aam Aadmi Party on Tuesday condemned police action in Hisar, in which it claimed that several people and mediapersons have been injured, and demanded a judicial probe into the incident.

Katju condemns attack on media persons in Hisar, seeks probe

Press Council of India (PCI) chairperson Justice Markandey Katju on Tuesday condemned the alleged police action against mediapersons in Hisar and sought a thorough probe into the matter so that those responsible for the "outrage" are punished.

Assault on journalists: NHRC notice to Haryana Police

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Tuesday issued notice to the Haryana Police over alleged police assault on journalists outside the ashram of 'godman' Rampal in Hisar.

Rampal ashram claims four women dead, police say none

Authorities at the ashram of controversial sect leader Rampal Tuesday claimed that at least four women followers died in the police action on the ashram complex.