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Asaram Bapu punches mediaperson

Ghaziabad: Self-styled spiritual guru Asaram Bapu who had come here to sermonize on religion, love and tolerance, has once again landed himself in a controversy. And this time he surprisingly lost his cool and punched a mediaperson.

Protests against Asaram in Junagarh

As per the sources, a case has been lodged against the spiritual guru for manhandling a TV cameraman during his conversation with the mediapersons at a satsang in Kavi Nagar here.

The incident took place when some TV camerapersons went up to the dais to take his sound bite thereby infuriating the spiritual guru.

“The furious guru punched me hard while all the camerapersons were talking to him,” victim Sachin Kumar said.

Later a group of camerapersons went to the local police station and filed an FIR of assault against Asaram Bapu, the sources said.

This is not the first incident of controversy surrounding Asaram. Earlier his name had figured in the death cases of five of his minor disciples.

JPN/Bureau

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