Asia: South & Central Saints or frauds? India clashes over 'god-men' as guru Maharaj faces police

Baba Rampal rose from obscurity as a civil engineer to become the guru of millions. Yet police in Haryana decided it was time he answered questions about a murder in 2006 attributed to his private army. 

By , Correspondent

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Baba Rampal Maharaj, one of India's self-styled “god men” has been charged with sedition and waging war against the state following a days-long siege by police on his ashram north of Delhi. It ended with his arrest this week after six people died and hundreds were injured.