In 5 Pics: The Story of Rampal and His Ashram

Baba Rampal, self-styled godman, was brought to court today in Panchkula. Charges against him include murder, contempt of court and sedition.

In 5 Pics: The Story of Rampal and His Ashram

He was arrested last night from his fortified ashram in Hisar, a 12-acre sprawling complex which could house upto 50,000 devotees.

In 5 Pics: The Story of Rampal and His Ashram

Rampal said today that he was sorry about the deaths of six of his followers at the ashram, but denied using devotees as human shields.

In 5 Pics: The Story of Rampal and His Ashram

Six bodies were found during the violent stand-off between the police and thousands of followers. Nearly 200 people were injured.

In 5 Pics: The Story of Rampal and His Ashram

The fancy compound that was damaged even has a large indoor swimming pool.