But, the dues would be much higher because the ashram would fall under the commercial category as flowers, candles and incense sticks were also sold on the premises, the official said.
The Asaram Bapu Trust that manages the three-acre property till September 12 to respond to the notice. Asaram, it is believed, has 450 ashrams across the world. Many face charges of land-grab.
The Delhi ashram was in the thick of a controversy when a petition was filed in the Supreme Court in 1985 demanding all illegal structures in the Central Ridge be demolished. The court allowed the ashram but on strict conditions.