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Osho ashram drama: 2 cases filed, over 120 people booked in Pune

(By: Express News Service Pune | Updated: March 24, 2023 10:20 IST)
Around 120 ‘rebel’ Rajneesh followers were booked in the first case lodged on behalf of the Osho International Meditation Resort management. In the second case, Varun Rawal, 27, was booked for attacking police personnel.

The Pune police have registered two separate criminal cases over the high drama that prevailed at the Osho International Meditation Resort in Koregaon Park on Wednesday as a group of ‘rebel’ Rajneesh followers stormed into the resort premises.

Two offences were registered at Koregaon Park police station on Wednesday night. The First Information Report (FIR) in the first case was registered on behalf of the management by Dhaneshkumar Joshi alias Swami Dhyanesh Bharti. Based on his complaint, the police booked around 120 ‘rebel’ followers, of whom seven were identified by name. The police also booked a man identified as a reporter and invoked charges under Indian Penal Code sections pertaining to unlawful assembly, rioting, voluntarily causing hurt, trespassing and intentional insult.


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