Rampal was taken from his ashram to a hospital for medical examination in Chandigarh. The police before his arrest had to evacuate close to 14000 supporters, who were holed up in Rampal's ashram.
News reports suggest that supporters were being used as shield in order to avoid Rampal's arrest.
"Rampal will be produced in Hisar court tomorrow: "SP, Panipat Satish Balan said. Rampal was slapped with sedition charges earlier on Wednesday.
Earlier, Home Minister Rajnath Singh had asked Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar to bring about an early end to the stand-off between police and supporters of Rampal in Hisar, amid indications of unhappiness at the Centre about the way the issue was handled by the state government.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar tweeted and said that he had tried contacting Rampal but to no avail:
I tried to contact Rampal to talk some sense. His secretary first agreed to connect and then kept disconnecting.
I tried to contact Rampal to talk some sense. His secretary first agreed to connect and then kept disconnecting.— Sri Sri Ravi Shankar (@SriSri) November 19, 2014