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HC directs police to arrest controversial godman Sant Rampal

India TV News Desk 05 Nov 2014, 14:28:43 PM IST
India TV News Desk

Chandigarh: The Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed police to arrest controversial head of Karontha Ashram, Sant Rampal, and produce him before the court on November 10.

A local court in Panchkula had earlier directed him to be present in the court today by 9 am and from here the Chandigarh police would take him to the High Court for hearing.

Rampal today failed to appear before the court and sent a medical certificate through his counsel stating that he is unwell. Following this, the High Court issued order of his arrest.

Rampal has to appear before the High Court in connection with a contempt of court case against him.

Rampal of Karontha ashram, who has now shifted his base from Rohtak to Barwala town of Hisar district had allegedly intervened in to the judicial proceedings during the hearing of a case before Hisar sessions court.