Gujarat HC orders Asaram to compensate violence victims

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Ahmedabad, Aug 26 (UNI) Spiritual guru Asaram Bapu received another jolt as the Gujarat High Court today directed that a case be registered against his ashram here regarding the alleged attacks by his disciples on journalists on July 18.

The Court has also ordered Asaram Bapu to pay compensation to the people who were injured in the city's Motera area clash, when journalists were assaulted and their cameras broken.

The court directed the police to register FIRs if any person approaches them with complaints.

The ruling came after an NGO, Jan Sangarsh Manch, filed a PIL demanding that the court direct the state government to probe the attacks, allegedly by the supporters and disciples of the spiritual guru.

The bodies of two minor children, staying at the ashram's 'gurukul', were found near the ashram on June 7. Since then the ashram is in the eye of controversy as a series of allegations against the ashram and Asaram's son Narayan Swami, regarding his sexual and financial misconduct, have been leveled and put the spiritual father-son duo under the police scanner.


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