Self styled Godman Rampal has been arrested. The Haryana Police arrested him from his Ashram in Hisar last night, ending the high voltage drama which carried on for almost two weeks. Rampal will be produced in the Haryana and Punjab High Court today.
Five women and a child died yesterday and around 450 people were booked. The Police also booked Rampal under fresh cases of sedition, criminal conspiracy and rioting for the incident in which scores of people, policemen and mediapersons were allegedly beaten during clashes between the police and Rampal supporters.
Rampal had been eluding his arrest and had held thousands of his supporters captive in his Ashram and used them as his shield. Around 15,000 people were evacuated from the Ashram.
The Haryana And Punjab High Court had directed the Haryana Government and Police to arrest Rampal without fail after Rampal defied court orders thrice in contempt case citing bad health.