Around 32 followers of Rampal, head of Satlok Ashram were arrested here for defying prohibitory orders while another six were arrested for breach of peace, police said on Saturday.Among the 32 arrested, five were women. They were arrested for defying prohibitory orders near mini secretariat here, police said.
A large number of followers had gathered yesterday when Rampal was to be produced in the court in connection with a case registered against him last year.However, because of security reasons, Rampal was produced before the court through video conferencing, police said.
The controversial ashram head was last year booked under various sections including 121 (waging or abetting the waging of war against government), 121A (Conspiring to commit certain offences against the state),122 (Collecting arms with the intention of waging war against the government), 307(attempt to murder) of the IPC.
Another six followers of Rampal were arrested from the Rehri market Patel Nagar here on Friday on various charges including breach of peace.They were allegedly distributing a book containingnobjectionable content, police said.