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Pune Ashram asked for Osho’s Original Will

Pune Ashram asked for Osho’s Original Will

Times of India

15 December, 2013

PUNE: The Koregaon Park police station has issued a notice to the Osho International Meditation Resort/Osho Ashram administrators and trustees asking them to produce the will of their spiritual mentor after a set of followers filed an FIR against them alleging that the will is forged.

The followers have alleged the administrators created a forged will to use the rights and income from Osho’s intellectual property.

City-based Osho Friends Foundation lodged an FIR earlier this week against six administrators of Osho Ashram, alleging that they produced a forged will, dated ‘October 15, 1989, Poona’, of the spiritual mentor Osho, bearing his fake signature.

The police have booked the case under sections 465, 467 and 471 of the IPC that pertain to ‘punishment for forgery’, ‘forgery of valuable security, will’ and ‘using as genuine a forged document’. Ramakant Shinde, assistant police inspector, Koregaon Park police station, confirmed that an FIR had been lodged in this regard.

“We issued a notice three days ago to the ashram management asking them to produce  the  original  copy of the will. We are still investigating and will also ask government-approved handwriting experts to analyse the signature on the will for verification,” said Shinde.

When TOI contacted Mukesh Sarda, one of the administrators at  Ashram, he refused to comment saying that the matter is sub-judice.



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