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Indian godmen whose 'spiritual' lives were questioned by alleged misconducts

Wednesday, 21 August 2013 - 9:30pm IST Updated: Wednesday, 21 August 2013 - 9:38pm IST | Agency: dna webdesk

As Asaram Bapu on Wednesday has been charged with sexual assault of a teenager. Here's a look at some godmen who have had to face flak.
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Spiritual leader Asaram Bapu was booked on Wednesday by the Delhi Police for sexual assault following a complaint from a minor girl. Asaram Bapu, who has a large following, was earlier in the news after Gujarat Police filed a case of attempted murder against him and two others. He was also accused of illegal land-grabbing in Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh.

In 2011, money amounting to crores of Rupees were found from the late Sathya Sai Baba's residential quarters in Puttaparthi town of Andhra Pradesh. The money found cast doubts about the functioning of the trust, which manages the affairs of the vast  spiritual empire of Sathya Sai Baba.

Yoga guru, Baba Ramdev has been at the centre of various controversies over the years ranging from being booked by the Enforcement Directorate in a case of alleged foreign exchange violation to making politically charged statements.

Controversial self-styled godman Nithyananda in 2012 was accused by a US-based woman alleging that the swami had sexually abused her for five years.

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