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HT correspondent, Hindustan Times
Indore, September 28, 2013
The “illegally-constructed” main gate of an ashram here, run by controversial godman Asaram, was demolished by the Madhya Pradesh Road Development Corporation. It was from this ashram that Asaram was arrested by police in the early hours of September 1. The action was initiated after the ashram’s authorities concerned failed to produce permission certificate for construction of the gate after MPRDC issued notice to the ashram a week ago, sources said.

Asaram is in jail for allegedly sexually assaulting a minor girl in his Jodhpur ashram.

“The entrance gate of his (Asaram’s) ashram was razed as it was raised without requisite permission,” the sources added.

According to sources, the gate was also affecting flow of traffic on the busy Indore-Khandwa road where it is located.

Asaram, lodged in Jodhpur jail, had allegedly sexually assaulting a minor girl at his private ashram near Jodhpur on August 15. A court had extended his judicial custody extended till October.