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Osho Ashram land sale: Nine more disciples file intervention application

Osho Ashram land sale: Nine more disciples file intervention application

The condition put up by nine Osho disciples for paying the deficit amount was that present trustees would have to share details of the expenditure incurred during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Pankaj Khelkar
Mumbai
March 16, 2021UPDATED: March 16, 2021 12:26 IST

Nine more Osho disciples have filed an intervention petition before the Mumbai charity commissioner over the proposed sale of three-acre land located at the Osho International Meditation Resort in Pune to businessman Rajiv Bajaj of Bajaj Auto. The Charity Commissioner’s office heard their objections on Monday and listed the matter for further hearing on March 25.

The nine disciples who filed their intervention application are Amrender Bharati, Hemant Malik, Kashimra Modi, Swami Pratik, Swami Shanto, Maa Jeevan – Mumbai, Swami Chaintanya Kirti – Delhi, Swami Mokhsha and Swami Nikhil.

Zurich-based OIF, which owns the Osho International Meditation Resort or Osho Ashram, has sought permission from the Charity Commissioner to sell two of its plots (about 9,836 square meters) in the resort located at posh Koregaon Park area here to Rajiv Bajaj of Bajaj Auto and Rishabh Family Trust for Rs 107 crore.

While speaking to India Today, the first ex-trustee of Osho, Yogesh Thakkar, claimed that the nine disciples had shown their interest in paying the deficit amount of Rs 3.64 crore to Pune Osho Commune.

The condition put up by nine Osho disciples for paying the deficit amount was that present trustees would have to share details of the expenditure incurred during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Yogesh Thakkar, in his petition, stated three reasons for objection to the proposed sale. The first one stated that the reason put up by present Osho Trustees for the land sale was unacceptable because the expenditure of Rs 3.65 crore for 6 months was beyond expectation during the lockdown as all activities did not take place at Osho Ashram and only 10 people were staying inside. “If more disciples were staying, then this information has not been shared by present trustees,” he alleged.

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