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Rampal's fancy ashram: Bullet-proof enclosure, swimming pool uncovered

Holy men do not need bullet-proof enclosures or SUVs. Nor do they need swimming pools for personal luxury or tonnes of rations that could sustain hundreds of people for months. Or gym equipment, flat-screen TVs, split air-conditioners, massage therapy beds and big personal lockers. But for controversial sect leader Rampal, these things and many more were just part of his 'saintly' lifestyle. These are some of the things that police and authorities in Haryana's Hisar district have found after they got a first look into Rampal's luxury world inside his Satlok Ashram near Barwala.

Nov 21, 2014, 00:30 AM IST