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MENAFN - Arab News - 14/03/2014
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(MENAFN -Arab News) chandigarh: an indian guru declared dead has been in a deep freezer in his ashram for nearly six weeks, his spokesman said

Devotees placed ashutosh maharaj, whom authorities declared clinically dead on jan. 29, in the freezer and have been watching over his body in the sprawling ashram in a small town in northern punjab state

Maharaj, reportedly in his 70s, is one of india's many gurus who headed a religious society and claimed to have millions of followers around the world. mission spokesman swami vishalanand insisted their leader was not dead but was in fact in a state of samadhi, the highest level of meditation, and was therefore still conscious

Vishalanand told afp that followers were now waiting for him to end his meditation. until then, the ashram in nurmahal town would stay open. the decision to place him in the freezer was challenged in cour by a man claiming to be his former driver, who alleged several followers were not releasing the body as they were seeking a share of the guru's properties, local media reports said



But the court rejected the man's petition after receiving information from authorities confirming his death

, reportedly from a heart attack, said reeta kohli, additional advocate general of punjab state

?the court rejected his pleas after the punjab government said that the man is clinically dead and that it is up to his followers to decide what they want to do with the body,? kohli told afp

Senior district police officer gurinder singh dhillon said police ?cannot interfere? now that the court has made its ruling

Maharaj's website, which says the mission was founded in 1983, has thanked its followers for standing by the mission while the guru undertakes his meditation.

 
 


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