'Godman', 2 others held for cheating, molesting woman in West Bengal

Three persons including a self-styled 'godman' were arrested for allegedly cheating and molesting a woman, who went for consultation to his chamber, in the city, a police officer said.

Arrested godman Santosh Roul, son to make court appearance through VC

Allowing a plea of Odisha Police, a court here has ordered the Choudwar jail authorities to make arrangements for video conferencing (VC) to avoid physical production of arrested godman Santosh Roul and his adopted son Satyam in court.

Woman alleges torture for refusing to be intimate with self-styled godman Sarathi Baba

A newly-married woman today alleged that she was being tortured by her husband as she denied to get 'close' to self-styled godman Sarathi Baba alias Santosh Roul, who is currently in jail in connection with his alleged sexual escapades.

No relief for Odisha ‘Godman’ Sarathi Baba on Independence Day, sent to jail

Arrested self-styled godman Sarathi Baba was sent to Choudwar circle jail here on Saturday even as hundreds of convicts elsewhere in the country were released from prisons on the occasion of Independence Day.

Sarathi Baba case: Godman probe focus shifts to sexual escapades

Investigating the alleged sexual escapades of arrested self-styled godman Santosh Roul alias Sarathi Baba, the crime branch of Odisha police on Friday recorded statement of the woman medico before a first class magistrate here.

OMG! Radhe Maa is a fan of Bollywood’s ‘Baby Doll’
OMG! Radhe Maa is a fan of Bollywood’s ‘Baby Doll’

Self-styled and self-proclaimed godwoman Radhe Maa is quite an unusual “spiritual guru”.

Protesters, police clash in Odisha; seek Strimad Dev's arrest

The public ire against self-styled godman ​Strimad Sarathi Dev has rocked Odisha's Kendrapara town on Friday as protesters, demanding his immediate arrest, fought a pitched battle with police leading to injury on both sides.

Self-proclaimed godmen and godwomen: Saints or cons?

Today, Radhe Maa, Sachidanand Giri and Golden Baba are the main focus. Caught amidst shocking controversies, are they worth being addressed as saints?

Odisha godman gets death for human sacrifice

A court in Odisha on Tuesday awarded the death sentence to a self-proclaimed godman for sacrificing a minor boy to a deity.

Rape victim's father gives police audio clip in which Asaram offered bribe

An audio clip in which self-styled godman and rape accused Asaram is purportedly heard offering bribe to a witness, who was killed later, has been handed over to police by the victim's father.

Asaram's son, jailed in rape case, seeks temporary bail

Self-styled godman Asaram's son Narayan Sai, jailed in a rape case, has sought temporary bail from the Gujarat High Court to attend to his ailing mother.

J&K HC stays acquittal of godman accused of raping

The Jammu and Kashmir High Court has stayed the acquittal by a trial court of 'godman' Gulzar Ahmad Bhat, accused of raping girls in his religious seminary in Budgam district of the Valley.

Dera Sacha Sauda chief's `MSG` may be put on hold
Dera Sacha Sauda chief's `MSG` may be put on hold

 The screening of a movie featuring controversial chief of Dera Sacha Sauda, Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, in lead role may be put on hold as the Home Ministry is fearing communal flare-up during its show.

Rampal's sister, four others arrested in Hisar

The sister of controversial 'godman' Rampal and four others, including two women, have been arrested in Hisar in connection with the standoff between the preacher's followers and the police last month during which five women and a child had died, police said on Monday.

HC adjourns hearing on Ashutosh Maharaj case till December 11

The Punjab and Haryana High Court Friday adjourned till December 11 hearing on the plea by the ashram of Ashutosh Maharaj, who was declared clinically dead on January 29, seeking a 30-day extension on the deadline given by it to perform last rites of the self-styled 'godman'.

HC asks Punjab govt to cremate Ashutosh Maharaj in 15 days

The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Monday directed the Punjab government to cremate the body of Ashutosh Maharaj, the chief of Nurmahal-based Divya Jyoti Jagriti Sansthan, within 15 days in accordance with due religious rights.

Hisar court extends Rampal's police remand

A local court on Monday extended the police remand of self-styled godman Rampal, who has been slapped with cases of sedition and murder among others, by seven days.

HC directs Punjab govt to conduct last rites of godman

The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Monday directed the Punjab government to conduct the last rites of self-styled godman Ashutosh Maharaj within 15 days.

After Rampal, Gurmeet Ram Rahim's Dera Sacha Sauda under scanner
After Rampal, Gurmeet Ram Rahim's Dera Sacha Sauda under scanner

After Sant Rampal, Gurmeet Ram Rahim of the Dera Sacha Sauda sect has come under the scanner.

Haryana police to carry out search at Rampal's ashram in MP

A team of Haryana police has arrived in Madhya Pradesh's Betul district to conduct a search at an under-construction ashram of arrested 'self-styled' godman Rampal, where his commandos were reportedly recruited, trained and sent to Hisar in Haryana.