Path Of God-Realization

4 Oct


All the vices in the world – from small troubles to the biggest calamities, even the most dreadful one of the tyrannous cycle of birth and death – come to us because of viciousness of the mind. We come to this world again and again; again and again we hang upside down in mothers’ wombs; while in the world, we bear the sufferings of childhood feeling dependence and slavery at every step; desire, anger, attachment, hatred, fear, worry, malice, jealousy and envy get the better of us in youth; diseases seize and flatten us in old age; and in the end, death is waiting to pounce upon us. All of these troubles are born of defects of the mind.

We are miserable and are subjected to the grinding cycle of birth and death not for want of wealth nor because we don’t have certificates and degrees nor because we are married or unmarried. We have deprived our mind of the peace of Consciousness. That is why it does external activities in search of happiness and bites at bits of momentary pleasures. Mired in transient pleasures, our mind is always engaged in thoughts like, ‘May this happen… may I get this… may I earn this much wealth… may I get such and such achievement…’ but even if all these wishes are fulfilled, one fails to find absolute contentment because Supreme Self alone is absolute. This sloka is telling us a way to repose our mind in that Supreme Self.

Satsango Vasanatyagah Swatmagyanvicharanam |

Pranspandannirodhashcha Ityupayah Chetaso Jayet ||

Satsang, relinquishment of desires, Self enquiry for Knowledge and dissolution of the operating waves of Prana into their original source – these are the means to conquer the mind.’

Listen to satsang. It eradicates many evils and gives countless benefits but the highest benefit ofsatsang is Knowledge of, repose in and love for the Supreme Self, the absolute Truth, the eternal joy. The Truth personified God that existed before the beginning of time, existed at the beginning of aeons, is there now and will continue to be there eternally; that provides all wealthy men with the acumen to earn and retain wealth; that provides all powerful men the ability to attain and hold on to power; that has provided thousands of men and women with handsomeness and beauty; that has provided all wise men with wisdom. That is called Supreme Self, the Atman. Satyam Gyanam Anantam Brahm |‘Brahman is Truth, Knowledge, Infinite’. Nothing else exists in reality. By virtue of things borrowed from that Eternal Truth, we become something for a while. But He is the one in whom billions like us come into being and then dissolve in Him. That Brahman, the Eternal Truth, Supreme Self is attained throughsatsang. Therefore, the sloka says, we should have satsang in life.

There are four types of satsang. To get established in the Supreme Self, the Absolute Truth, by making the intellect finer and subtler is the satsang number one. King Janaka, Buddha, Mahavira, Kabir, Adi Shankaracharya, Guru Nanak, Jnaneshwar, Tukaram and many other renowned and unknown saints reposed in the Eternal Truth and became one with God. Being established in God in the same way issatsang number one. Listening to such saints directly is satsang number two. Those who read with great reverence and understand the recorded utterances of such saints are doing satsang number three. Those who listen to periodic readings of the spiritual texts composed by such saints, sages, scholars and savants, where the message often gets diluted and becomes more of rhetoric, are havingsatsang number four known as KathÍ.

Satsang helps you in attaining non-attachment. What is non-attachment? It is the eyes that see, but one identifies himself with the eyes and thinks, ‘I am seeing.’ Similar is the case with hearing, tasting and smelling. Again, the mind thinks but one says, ‘I am thinking’; the intellect is doing the work of decision making but one says, ‘It is my decision.’ My dear sir! What are you in reality? You have disintegrated and distributed yourself. Satsang will tell you that the senses are doing the job of seeing, smelling etc. not you.

Prakriteh kriyamanani gunaih karmani sarvashah |

Ahankarvimudhatma kartahmiti manyate ||

‘All actions are wrought in all cases by the qualities of Nature only. He whose mind is deluded by egoism thinks: ‘I am the doer”.

(Gita 3.27)

All these qualities and activities are in the Nature. He, who deluded by egoism thinks of himself as the doer, has to undergo the grind of samsÍra according to the effects of his actions. But the one who attains Self Knowledge and considers himself to be different from the senses and internal organ is untouched by actions though outwardly engaged in them. He rests in the state of non-doership. So,satsang gives non-attachment. Freedom from attachment allows us to repose in the Self which in turn leads to the state of Jivanmukti, liberation while living.

The second means to conquering the mind is by renouncing vasanas (desires). Desires too are of two kinds – pure and impure. What are impure desires? They are the impressions (sanskaras) accumulated in the course of crores of past lives. Never lose hope; never get frustrated. Never be frightened by your vices and shortcomings into entertaining thoughts like, ‘It is not for me to tread the path of God-realization. I am not capable of attaining God realization. I have this vice, that shortcoming…’ The sanskaras have accumulated over crores of lives. The sheet of your soul has been soiled over billions of lives. It will take time to wash it clean. It will take time to dye it with the colour of devotion. But if you think, ‘I cannot achieve it; it is not possible for me,’ you will dirty the sheet even more. For crores of births, you have been going round in the cycle of birth and death. The sanskarashave been imprinted on your mind over crores of births. Dullness of intellect, attachment to sense-enjoyments, stubbornness and fixation to one’s ideas – these habits are formed over crores of births. So the mind will not readily be prepared to acquiesce to the view point of God. The man does not get easily prepared to merge his experience with that of saints. Still there is no cause for worry. It becomes easier one day with constant practice.

The only condition is that you should be earnestly prepared to relinquish impure desires. If you are used to smoking twenty-five bidis or cigarettes everyday; reduce it to twenty-four, twenty-three… If you have been wasting two hours in idle gossip everyday; reduce it to one and half hour, seventy-five minutes and so on. This way, get rid of petty, harmful and vicious desires. You will experience increase in your power.

The third thing is verse – enquiry into Self Knowledge. ‘What am ‘I’?  What is ‘this’ (world)? Who is it that feels the pleasure and pain? The sorrows are transient; they come and go; and so is happiness. I am unattached and a witness to these.’ If you want to experience divine peace and bliss within, but at the same time desire transient external-objects as well, you will think of external objects even while meditating within. Therefore, reflect on the Ultimate Truth. Recall the Knowledge that the external world is but a projection of the Indweller Pure Consciousness, the Supreme Lord of the universe. God alone is the Truth, the real thing; all else is fictitious. This will develop your inner potency.

The practice of Self-enquiry without renunciation and dispassion does not last longer. As you go on practising Self-enquiry, you will comprehend the transience of the world and the eternalness of God. The father, mother, brother, friends, house, wealth etc. you had in the previous birth are nowhere to be found but the Lord who was with you in the previous birth continues to be with you even now in this life. The friends and kinsmen of yours in this birth will no
more be so with the cruel stroke of death but God was, is and will continue to be yours. Know more and more clearly the Atman that was, is and will continue to be yours even after death.

The scriptures say that one who doesn’t develop dispassion to the filthiness of his body doesn’t deserve to be instructed on further dispassion. One thinks that the nose or sparkling teeth of his beloved are beautiful, but, if he lifts its tip he will feel disgusted at the sight of dirty nasal discharge. The teeth are foul smelling due to dead micro organisms. If there is any beauty, effulgence or sweetness in this body, which is the abode of misery, it is that of the Lord. Detached from the Lord, this body is devoid of all worth. You need people to take it to the cremation grounds and money to dispose it of; but everybody is good in its own place so long as it is capable of connecting itself to the Pure Consciousness. The moment this connection is lost, it is of no use whatsoever. The happiest of men born and brought up amidst mountains of wealth as also the poorest are of worth only so long as they are connected to the Supreme Being, so long as they draw sustenance and motive power from Him. The moment its capacity to draw sustenance and motive power from God is lost, the body becomes helpless and needs people to carry it. Continually reflect over the mortality of the body and the immortality of the Atman.

The fourth measure is verse – suppression of the operative waves of Prana. We have ten indriyas (the five organs of knowledge and the five organs of action). The mind is the master of these indriyas. AndPrana is the master of the mind. Pranayama is a great and powerful force. A few Pranayamas regularly done every day will prevent diseases. All the endeavours of man, all the riches of the world put together cannot give even a fraction of benefit that can be attained by perfection in Pranayama.

By suppression of Prana, one conquers the mind and attains bliss and tranquillity of mind. The more the Prana is suppressed or in other words the more in depth the working of Prana is known, the more accomplished and perfect will one become in due course of time. Sleep gives rest to your body and when you go into Samadhi after doing Pranayama, it gives rest to yourself so to say. You attain to your Real Being; here vices and imperfections are ineffectual. Thus Pranayama is a big boon to your abilities.

The mind is controlled by Pranayama etc. When the mind is controlled, there is no need for external worship nor do you even need to seek the Lord. The clinging to the worldly attachment, to the covetousness for sense-enjoyments, to the desire for fruits of actions – these are the obstacles to concentration of mind and keep it always discontented. The control of mind on the other hand gives contentment that makes man perennially contented and blissful.

The Lord says in the Gita:

Santushtah Satatam Yogi |

‘Ever content, steady in meditation, possessed of firm conviction, self-controlled, with mind and intellect dedicated to Me, he, My devotee, is dear to Me.’

(Gita: 12.14)

The one, whose Vrittis (the modifications of mind) have thus become powerless, remains perennially contented and blissful. Even if all the pleasures, not only of this world but also of all the celestial regions are given to one man, he cannot be perennially contented and blissful but peace of mind makes him perennially contented and blissful. Therefore this sloka is telling us:

Satsango Vasanatyagah….

Satsang, relinquishment of desires, Self-enquiry and suppression of the waves of Prana – these are the means to conquer the mind. And by conquering the mind one becomes a great conqueror.



Sant Asaramji Ashram – Supreme Court Decision two kids case (85345785)

21 Sep


CRIMINAL APPEAL No. 1805 of 2012
(Arising out of SLP (Crl.) No. 3198 of 2011)

Shantibhai J. Vaghela and Anr. … Appellant (s) Versus
State of Gujarat and Ors. … Respondent(s) With
CRIMINAL APPEAL No.1806-1807 of 2012 (Arising out of SLP (Crl.) Nos. 4453-4454 of 2011)



Leave granted.
2. The present appeals seek to challenge a judgment dated 10.01.2011 passed by the High Court of Gujarat at Ahmedabad allowing Criminal Miscellaneous Application No. 13519 of 2009 filed

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by the accused (respondents herein) seeking quashing of the criminal case registered against them under Section 304 of the Indian Penal Code. By its aforesaid order the High Court has also dismissed Special Criminal Application No. 770 of
2009 filed by the appellants, Shantibhai J. Vaghela and Prafulbhai J. Vaghela, seeking investigation of the aforesaid case against the accused by the Central Bureau of Investigation. The High Court has, however, directed that the proceedings against the accused –respondents so far as the offence under Section 304A of the IPC and Section 23 of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection) Act, 2000 may continue.
3. The core facts in which the aggrieved parties had moved the High Court may now be noticed:
The appellants – Shantibhai J. Vaghela and
Prafulbhai J. Vaghela, who are related to each other, are the fathers of one Dipesh (born 1998)

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and Abhishek (born 1999). The aforesaid two children were admitted in Class VI and V respectively in a Gurukul located in an Ashram of Sant Shree Asharamji situated at Motela. They were residing in the Gurukul of the Ashram. On
03.07.2008 both the children had gone to the dining hall of the Gurukul at about 8.00 PM to have their dinner. At the time of taking the attendance of the students after dinner, the watchman, one Shri Naresh Dangar, could not find the children and therefore had informed the said fact to Gruhapati Shri Pankajbhai Saksena. On receipt of the said information the aforesaid person, i.e. Pankajbhai Saksena contacted the appellant – Prafulhai J. Vaghela on telephone to convey the information that the children were not to be found in the Gurukul. Both the appellants – Shantibhai B. Vaghela and Prafulbhai J. Vaghela immediately came to the
Gurukul and after meeting Pankajbhai Saksena and

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some other persons working in the Gurukul, the appellants went in search of the missing children. However, they could not be recovered till about
12.30 AM. At the suggestion of Shri Pankajbhai Saksena that the children may have gone to sleep in some other place the search for the children was abandoned and resumed at about 6.00 AM of the following morning, i.e., 04.07.2008. Though the search had continued throughout the day the children could not be located. The appellants insisted that the Ashram should inform the police about the disappearance of the two children. However, the Ashram authorities avoided doing so on one pretext or the other and eventually the appellants themselves informed the concerned police station at about midnight of 04/05.07.2008. On
05.07.2008 at about 6.30 PM the dead bodies of the children were found from the bed of the river
Sabarmati which was located by the side of the

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Ashram. The dead bodies were promptly sent for post-mortem examination and, thereafter, were handed over to the respective families for cremation.
4. It appears that there was a public out cry over the incident and the State Government by Notification dated 21.07.2008 appointed a Commission of Inquiry consisting of a retired Judge of the High Court of Gujarat. It appears that an elaborate inquiry/investigation of the incident was carried out, initially, by the Sabarmati Police Station of Ahmedabad city and, thereafter, by the CID Crime Branch under the direct supervision of Deputy Inspector General of Police. In the course of the inquiry, statements of the several inmates of the Ashram were recorded. Of particular significance would be the examination of one Hetalben Swarupbhai who had first noticed the dead
bodies floating in the Sabarmati river at about

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10.00 AM of 04.07.2008. In the course of the aforesaid inquiry/investigation summons under Section 160 of the Code of Criminal Procedure were issued to Journalists of different newspapers as well as the electronic media to gather information with regard to the incident in question. Similarly, a press note was also issued in the newspapers asking for information in respect of the incident. However, there was no response to the summons issued or the press note published by the investigating agency. While the aforesaid inquiry/investigation was continuing, the appellants – Shantibhai J. Vagehla and Prafulbhai J. Vaghela instituted Special Criminal Application No.770 of 2009 in the High Court. In the said application details of the incident, as noticed above, were mentioned by the appellants who had sought an order directing the Superintendent of
Police, CBI, Gandhinagar (impleaded as respondent

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No.2) to register the criminal offence(s) as may be disclosed by the statements made in the application filed before the High Court and for further directions to carry out a proper investigation in respect of the incident of the mysterious death of the two children.
5. During the pendency of the aforesaid Special

Criminal Application No.770 of 2009, FIR dated

07.11.2009 was formally lodged by one Shri H.B. Rajput, Inspector, CID Crime, Gandhinagar in the Gandhinagar Police Station in respect of the incident alleging commission of offences under Section 304/34 of the Indian Penal Code and Section
23 of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection) Act. Seven inmates of the Ashram were named as the accused who were suspected to be involved with the offences alleged.
6. The FIR lodged against the seven inmates of the

Ashram, in so far as the offence under Section 304

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IPC is concerned, came to be challenged before the High Court by the accused named therein. Criminal Miscellaneous Application No. 13519 of 2009 filed by the aforesaid accused was heard along with Special Criminal Application No. 770 of 2009 filed by appellants – Shantibhai J. Vaghela and Prafulbhai J. Vaghela. Both the applications were disposed of by the High Court by the impugned order dated 10.01.2011. As already noticed, the High Court, on the basis of the conclusion that no offence against the accused under Section 304 IPC was made out, has quashed the FIR in so far as the aforesaid provision of the Penal Code is concerned. However, investigation and further steps with regard to the offence under Section 304 A and Section 23 of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection) Act is concerned was permitted to continue. The High Court by the aforementioned
order also disposed of Special Criminal Application

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No. 770 of 2009 filed by the two appellants as having become infructuous. Aggrieved by the said aforesaid order dated 10.01.2011 the State of Gujarat and the parents of the deceased children – Shantibhai J. Vaghela and Prafulbhai J. Vaghela have instituted the present appeals. It may be specifically noticed, at this stage, that while the appeals had remained pending before the Court, charge sheet dated 31.08.2012 under section 304- A/34 and section 114 IPC as well as Section 23 of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection) Act has been submitted against the 7 accused named in the FIR dated 7.11.2009.
7. We have heard Shri Colin Gonsalves, Learned senior counsel for the appellants Shantibhai J. Vaghela and Prafulbhai J. Vaghela, Mrs. H. Wahi, learned counsel for the State, Shri Shekhar Naphade, learned senior counsel for the respondents
and Shri H.P. Raval, ASG.

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8. Shri Gonsalves has very elaborately taken us through the materials on record particularly the FIR dated 07.11.2009, the post-mortem reports and the several correspondences exchanged between the officers of the investigating agency and the Department of Forensic Medicine, BJ Medical College, Ahmedabad as well as the Deputy Director of the State Forensic Laboratory with regard to certain findings recorded in the post-mortem report. It has been submitted that a consideration of the aforesaid materials clearly indicate that the High Court was not justified in interdicting the investigation of the case registered in so far as the offence under Section 304 IPC is concerned. According to the learned counsel, there is ample room for due investigation of the said offence and, therefore, the same should be allowed to be brought to its logical conclusion. It is further submitted
that notwithstanding the filing of the charge sheet

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dated 31.08.2012 there is ample power in the court to order investigation in so far as the offence under Section 304 IPC is concerned. It is also contended that having regard to the pre-eminent social status of the Bapuji Ashram and the evident role of the Ashram authorities in scuttling the fair investigation of a palpable crime, further investigation by the independent agency like the CBI should be ordered by this court.
9. Learned counsel for the State of Gujarat has submitted that the State is aggrieved by only that part of the order by which investigation of the offence under Section 304 IPC has been interfered with by the High Court. Learned State counsel has categorically submitted that further/fresh investigation in so far as the offence under Section 304 IPC is concerned can be effectively performed by the State Police and in fact the State
is agreeable to constitute a Special Investigation

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Team for the said purpose if so ordered by the court.
10. In reply, Shri Naphade, learned senior counsel for the accused, has urged that registration of a FIR alleging a specific criminal offence against any person and investigation of the same can be made only on the basis of some acceptable material disclosing the commission of the offence alleged. No such basis is discernible in the present case. According to learned counsel a reading of FIR does not reveal any material to establish any of the ingredients of the offence under Section 304 IPC against any of the accused. What has been alleged in the FIR, according to learned counsel, is negligence or lapses on the part of the Ashram authorities in not conducting a timely, proper and effective search of the missing children; in not informing the police about the incident and in not
blocking the passage from the Ashram to the

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Sabarmati river. The High Court, according to learned counsel, therefore, rightly ordered investigation of the offence under Section 304 A IPC and charge sheet has been filed against all the accused under the aforesaid Section of the Penal Code. Shri Naphade has further urged that no material, whatsoever, has been brought on record to implicate any of the accused with the offence under Section 304 IPC. Shri Naphade has also submitted that the post-mortem report does not rule out and, in fact, the same strongly suggests that death of children had occurred due to drowning and the injuries on the bodies and the disappearance of some of the vital organs of deceased – Dipesh is due to the attack on the dead body by wild animals. Learned counsel, therefore, has contended that no case for further investigation, much less by an
independent agency, is made out.

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11. It may be appropriate at this stage to notice the opinion rendered by the Department of Forensic Medicine, BJ Medical College, Ahmedabad with regard to the cause of death of Dipesh and Abhishek which may be conveniently extracted below:
“Deceased Dipesh Prafulbhai Vaghela:

-Body is in stage of decomposition and mutilation.

-No ante mortem injury is detected over available parts of body.

-Toxicology report shows “No chemical poison detected.

-FSL report shows “Presence of diatoms could not detected.

Considering above, FSL report and postmortem findings possibility of death due to drowning cannot be ruled out, however, “no definite opinion regarding cause of death can be given.”

Deceased Abhishek Shantilal Vaghela:

“-Body is in stage of decomposition.

-No ante mortem injury is detected over available parts of body.

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-Toxicology report shows “No chemical poison detected”.

-FSL report shows “Presence of diatoms could not detected.

Considering above, FSL report and postmortem findings possibility of death due to drowning cannot be ruled out. However, “no definite opinion regarding cause of death can be given.”

12. To appreciate the contentions advanced by the rival parties, relevant portions of the post-mortem report of Dipesh Prafulbhai Vaghela may also be extracted hereunder:
“ . . . . . .

(2) External examination

. . . . . .

(12) Proof of dead body & it signs – (during examination of dead body its – hips, waist, dead body & thighs or some growth, blackening of some parts after death if any) if swelling of any part then

Body is in state of decomposition hence PM lividity is not appreciated. Foul smell is coming from body. The skin and soft tissue are missing at lower part of frontal neck front and sides of chest and abdomen,

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examination of fluid in it & condition of the skin.

lower part of right leg, distal part of both the feet. Rest of the skin of face available part of front of neck, lower part of thighs and legs are discoloured brownish black while available part of back of scalp neck chest abdomen gluteal region and upper part of front and back of thighs are less discolored. Marbeling is present on both the lower limbs specially on anterior aspects. Skin is easily peeled off at places, scalp, hair easily peeled off maggots of size 0.2 to
0.5 cms. crowling all over the body. External genetelia distended due to decomposition. Chest and abdominal cavity are exposed, both sides of ribs and vertebral column are seen externally. Sternum, both clavicles and costal cartilages found missing. Mass of tissue line attached with neck contain trachea, oesophagus part of both lungs heart covered

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with peri cardium and part of stomach. Rest of abdominal organs are missing. Both the upper limbs are missing with scapulae. Skin and soft tissue in lower part of right leg missing under line bones exposed. Distal part of right foot including toes missing, metatarsals are exposed. Distal part of left foot including toes missing metatarsals exposed the missing tissues of the body is attached with the changes of post mortem phenomena. Margins of missing tissues are pale, irregular without vital reactions and nibbling due to animals appreciated.

(13) Appearance of dead body- normal or swollen, condition of eyes, condition of tongue, face, type of discharges from ears or nostrils (if any).

Facial features are bloated and distorted. Eyes open, eye balls softened decomposed and protruded. Mouth is open tongue protruded outside oral cavity. No discharge noted from ear, nose and mouth. Both the ears are eaten up in

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pinna region, margins irregular, pale and without vital reaction.

(14) Condition of skin – blood stain etc. If probability of drowning then imprints of biting by aquatic animal (cutis Anserina) if any, record be made regarding wrinkles on skin.

Nibbling due to animals found in both pinna right lower limbs, both feet chest abdomen. Margins are pale, irregular and without vital reactions.

. . . . . . . .

(3) Internal examination

. . . . . (20) Chest:-
(c) Larynx, trachea
and thyroid bone


(21) . . . . . Small intestine & its contents

c) Trechia & larynx identified food particles and mud found present and appreciated in trechea thyroid bone and larynx identified and intact. No injury appreciated in available parts including soft tissue of neck.


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Large intestine & Its contents
Liver its wt. & gall bladder



Stomach &


Spleen (with wt.) Missing
Kidneys (with wt.) Missing
Bladder Missing
Genitalia No injury found.

Abhishek Shantilal

“ . . . . . .

(2) External examination
. . . . . .

(12) Proof of dead body & it signs – (during examination of dead body its – hips, waist, dead body & thighs or some growth, blackening of some parts after death if any) if swelling of any part then examination of fluid in it & condition of the skin.

Body is in stage of decomposition hence PM lividity is not appreciated. Foul smelling gas coming from the body brown black discoloration of skin found on face, chest, abdomen, both upper limbs and lower part of both the thighs and both legs while upper part of thighs back of chest, gluteal region is less discolouration. Skin is early peeled off at

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places scalp hair early peeled off. Marbelling is present on chest shoulder and thighs more on anterior aspects. Maggots of size 0.2 to 0.5 cms. Crawling all over the body at places. Abdomen and external genetalia distended due to decomposition gases. Anal canal rectum part of sigmoid colon is prolapsed out of anus due to decompositions toes of right foot except greater toe are missing degloving of skin of both hands found present due to decomposition.

(13) Appearance of dead body- normal or swollen, condition of eyes, condition of tongue, face, type of discharges from ears or nostrils (if any).

Facial features are blotted and distorted. Eyes open eye ball soften decomposed and protruded out from its sockets. Mouth is semi- opened, tongue protruded out from oral cavity. White frothy fluid is coming from nose and mouth. Both the ears are eaten in pinna region by animals.

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(14) Condition of skin – blood stain etc. If probability of drowning then imprints of biting by aquatic animal (cutis Anserina) if any, record be made regarding wrinkles on skin.

Both ears in pinna region and toes of right foot except greater toe eaten by animals.

. . . . . . . .

(17) Blunt or cut injuries on external parts of body, its type, condition size and direction be noted with proper care and probable time of injury and its reason be noted.

Petechial haemorrhage or collection seen if any, then condition of muscles and ligaments under the skin of that area?

Notice:- if there are innumerable injuries which can’t be noted in given space, then a signed supplement be

1. Both ears in pinna region are missing. Margins are irregular pale without vital reactions nibbled by animals.

2. Second, third, fourth and fifth toes of right foot are missing meta torsals bones exposed, margins irregular and pale, No, vital reactions found. Present nibbling by animals appreciated.

No, ante mortem injury detected over the


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(3) Internal examination

. . . . . (20) . . . .

(c) Larynx, trachea and thyroid bone

c) No injury found in soft tissue and muscles of neck. Hyoid bone and thyroid cartilage intact few food particles and mud appreciated in trechia

13. We have already referred to the series of communications exchanged between the officers of the investigating agency and the Department of Forensic Medicine, BJ Medical College, Ahmedabad as well as the Deputy Director of the State Forensic Laboratory in an earlier part of this order. Such communications are in the form of queries made by the investigating agency and the replies of either the Department of Forensic Medicine of the BJ Medical College or the authorities of the State
Forensic Laboratory to such queries. The relevant

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contents of the said correspondence placed before us may be summarized below:
1. Though there are tear marks over the clothes there are no cut marks found on the bodies of the deceased.
2. Presence of diatoms in cases of death by drowning may not always be found e.g. in case of dry drowning. At times the drowning medium (water) may not contain any diatoms.
3. Food particles and mud were found in trachea of both the deceased.
4. Animal bites were present on the bodies of both the deceased particularly in the region of the ears and toes in the case of deceased Abhishek and additionally in the feet, chest and abdomen of deceased Dipesh.
5. No shaving of scalp hairs was found in either case and also no injuries over the neck to
draw blood were detected.

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6. The disappearance of organs from the body of the deceased – Dipesh may have been due to wild animals pulling or carrying the same away.
14. Before proceeding any further in the matter it will be appropriate for us to notice the tenor of allegations mentioned in the FIR dated 07.11.2009 filed in respect of the incident in question. The aforesaid FIR was filed after more than one year of the incident and after holding of a detailed inquiry/investigation into the incident. What has been alleged in the FIR is that on account of the delay on the part of the accused in organising a prompt and effective search of the missing children they could not be recovered alive, and in fact, even the dead bodies of the children could not be traced out for several days. The specific stand taken in the FIR is that had a prompt search
been carried out, possibly, the children could

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have been found alive or, at least, the dead bodies could have been recovered earlier so as to enable an effective post-mortem of the bodies to determine the precise cause of death. It is also alleged that the Ashram authorities had advised the parents of the children to resort to various tantric practices to find out about the whereabouts of the children instead of promptly approaching the police. The failure of the said authorities to effectively man the gates behind the ashram adjoining the river bed have also been highlighted in the FIR as another omission on the part of the ashram authorities so as to give rise to the commission of the offence of culpable homicide.
15. Two other aspects of the matter also need to be dealt with at this stage. In the opinion rendered by the Department of Forensic Medicine BJ
medical College, Ahmedabad with regard to cause of

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death of the two children, as extracted above, it is recorded that “presence of diatoms could not be detected”. Relevant literature has been laid before the court to show that: “diatoms are among the well known water planktons………… Every water body has its own diatom diversity…… Diatoms are commonly found in water bodies like ponds, lakes, canals and rivers etc. but their concentration can be low or high in a particular water body, depending upon the season……..”
16. The following extract from the works/literature placed before the court would also require a mention to understand the significance of the absence of diatoms as mentioned in the report of the Department of Forensic Medicine BJ Medical College, Ahmedabad.
“When drowning takes place, diatoms enter into the lung cavity of a person
through the aspirated water and this

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water exerts a pressure on lung cavity and rupturing of the lung alveoli takes place. Through these entrances diatoms can enter into heart, liver, kidney, brain and bone marrow…………Analysis of diatoms present in the lungs, liver, spleen, blood and bone marrow has for many years been undertaken as a confirmatory test
in possible drowning cases. However,

the diatom test has been controversial

since numerous cases of false negative

and false positive results have been

17. The second significant fact which has to be noted is the meaning of the expression “without vital reactions” as appearing in different parts of the post mortem reports under Col. 12,13,14 of part II – external examination. In the statement

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of the doctor who had conducted the post-mortem on the dead bodies of the children (as testified before the commission of enquiry appointed by the State Government), it has been explained that “if a person is living and is injured then whatever injury is caused, the process causing the injury is called vital reaction.” In fact in a published medical work placed before the Court by the learned counsel for the respondent, Shri Naphde, it is mentioned that when a wound is inflicted on a living organism a series of events is triggered called vital reaction.
18. Section 299 IPC defines culpable homicide as causing of death by doing an act with the intention of causing of death or with the intention of causing such bodily injury as is likely to cause death or with the knowledge that by such act death is likely to be caused. Under Section 300 IPC all
acts of culpable homicide amount to murder except

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what is specifically covered by the exceptions to the said Section 300. Section 304 of Indian Penal Code provides for punishment for the offence of culpable homicide not amounting to murder.
19. Commission of the offence of culpable homicide would require some positive act on the part of the accused as distinguished from silence, inaction or a mere lapse. Allegations of not carrying out a prompt search of the missing children; of delay in the lodging of formal complaint with the police and failure to take adequate measures to guard the access from the ashram to the river, which are the principal allegations made in the FIR, cannot make out a case of culpable homicide not amounting to murder punishable under Section 304 IPC. To attract the ingredients of the said offence something more positive than a mere omission, lapse or negligence on the part of the named accused will have to be
present. Such statements are conspicuously absent

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in the FIR filed in the present case. A reading of the relevant part of the opinion of the Forensic Medicine Department of the BJ Medical College Ahmedabad would go to show that possibility of death of the children by drowning cannot be ruled out. Expert opinion available on record indicates that mere absence of diatom will not exclude the aforesaid possibility. The relevant part of the post mortem report, as extracted, indicates presence of mud in the trachea of the children which fact also point to the possibility of death by drowning. The absence of any injuries on the body of the deceased; the attack on the bodies by wild animals and the possibility of the taking away of the missing organs of the deceased Dipesh by wild animals are all mentioned in the post-mortem report. The said facts cannot be excluded or ignored while construing the prima facie liability
of the accused named in the FIR. The absence of

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any positive material to show the practice of black magic in connection with the incident is another significant fact that has to be taken note of. Taking into account all the aforesaid facts it cannot be said that the High Court, in the present case, had committed any error in exercising its jurisdiction to interdict the investigation of the offence under section 304 IPC against the accused named in the FIR. Such power, though must be exercised sparingly, has to be invoked if the facts of any given case so demand. This is precisely what the High Court had done in the present case without departing from any of the well settled principles of law emanating from the long line of decisions of
this court noticed in Asmathunnisa Vs. State of

Andhra Pradesh rep. by the Public Prosecutor, High

Court of Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad1.

1 (2011) 11 SCC 259

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20. Our above view, naturally, has to be understood to be confined to the present stage of the proceedings and without, in any way impairing the powers of the Trial Court under Section 216 or Section 323 of the Code of Criminal Procedure. In
fact we reiterate as held by this court in Central

Bureau of Investigation & Ors. Vs.Keshub Mahindra &

Ors.2 that the powers under the aforesaid provisions of the Code will always be available for exercise if subsequent facts would justify resort to either of the provisions. We also deem it appropriate to add that though several decisions of this court had been placed before us to demonstrate that it is open to this Court to direct further investigation by the CBI even after the State police may have filed the charge sheet upon completion of its investigation, we do not consider it necessary to go into any of the said decisions

2 (2011) 6 SCC 216.

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in view of our conclusions as recorded above. The mere reiteration of the availability of the judicial power to direct further investigations even after filing of the charge sheet as held in Narmada Bai Vs. State of Gujarat & Ors.3 would suffice for the present.
21. Consequently, and in the light of the foregoing discussions we dismiss the appeals subject to our observations as above.

…………….J. [P. SATHASIVAM]


New Delhi,
09th November, 2012

3 (2011) 5 SCC 79

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इतिहास सावधान करता है

21 Sep




भारतीय संस्कृति पर पिछली कुछ सदियों से लगातार विदेशी आक्रमण होते रहे हैं । जो भी महापुरुष वैदिक संस्कृति की पताका फहराते, उनके  खिलाफ  षड्यंत्र रचे जाते और उन्हें बदनाम करने व सताने के भरचक प्रयास किये जाते लेकिन वे लोग उनका बाल भी बाँका न कर सके, उलटा उनके कुप्रचार से वे संत ही और अधिक महिमा मंडित हुए।

संत कबीरजी के खिलाफ हिन्दुस्तानियों को ही हथकंडा बनाया गया। कुप्रचार कों ने कबीरजी की निंदा के लिए एक वेश्या को पटाकर उनके ऊपर चरित्रहीनता का आरोप भरे बाजार में लगवाया। केवल यही नहीं, वेश्याने अपने सुमंत नामक प्रेमी द्वारा संत कबीरजी का घास-फूस का छप्पर जलवा दिया। संत के सत्संगियों को धूप में बैठना पड़ा । इससे कबीरजी को कष्ट हुआ और आकाश की ओर देखते हुए उनके मुँह से उफ़ निकल गयी। इतना ही होना था कि बस, वेश्या का पक्का आलीशान मकान धू-धूकर जलकर खाक हो गया। लोगों ने वेश्या को बताया कि संत को सताने का ही यह फल है । वेश्या कबीरजी के पास गयी तो उन्होंने कहा : ‘‘मैंने कुछ नहीं किया है । तेरे यार ने मेरा झोंपडा जलाया तो मेरे यार ने भी तेरा घर जला दिया।

संत को सताने वाले, उनकी निंदा करने वाले पर प्रकृति का कोप निश्चित रूप से होता है ।

स्वामी विवेकानंदजी द्वारा विदेशों में वैदिक सद्ज्ञान का डंका बजाये जाने से ईसाई मिशनरी बौखला गये। उन्होंने विवेकानंदजी के खिलाफ घृणित आरोप लगाना शुरू कर दिया। उस समय मिशनरियों के हथकंडे बने बिकाऊ अखबारों- ‘नार्दम्पटन डेलीहेराल्डङ्क,  ‘बोस्टनङ्क,  ‘इवनिंग ट्रान्स क्रिप्टङ्क,  ‘क्रिश्चियन एडवोकेटङ्क,  ‘डिट्राईट ट्रिब्यूनङ्क,  ‘डिट्राईटजरनलङ्क आदि ने उनके बारे में रँगीला बाबू, युवतियों से घिरा हुआ बदचलन साधु तथा अवयस्क नौकरानी से संबंधों की गाथा आदि अनर्गल प्रलाप किया। ऐसा पोस्टर जिसमें उन्हें अर्ध नग्न लडकी के साथ दिखाया गया था, उनके प्रवचन-स्थल के सामने चिपका दिया गया। अपने स्वार्थ में बाधा आती देख विवेकानंदजी के कुप्रचार में लगे अपने ही देश के प्रतापचन्द्र मजूमदार अमेरिका में अपनी चाल में विफल हुए तो कलकत्ता आकर विवेकानंदजी का चरित्र हनन करने लगे। इधर वे उन पर जालसाज ठग, बहुस्त्रीगामी  आदि  आरोप लगवा रहे थे,  उन्हें हिन्दुओं के किसी सम्प्रदाय का प्रतिनिधि न बताकर  खिल्ली  उडा  रहे थे और उधर ‘आऊटलुकङ्क,  ‘बोस्टन  डेली  एडवरटाइजरङ्क, ‘डिट्रायट फ्री प्रेसङ्क आदि बिकाऊ अखबारों ने उन्हें स्वेच्छाचारी रमणीप्रेमी आदि उपमाएँ दे दीं। ‘इंटीरियरङ्क पत्रिका ने उनके संबंध में भोंडे समाचार छापे। कुप्रचारकों ने विवेकानंदजी के सर्वनाश का भी ऐलान कर दिया।

परंतु विवेकानंदजी को ऐसे झूठे दुष्प्रचार की न कोई चिंता थी और न ही कोई परवाह भी । वे संकल्प में मजबूत होते जा रहे थे। इस कारण उनके चाहने वालों के बहुत कहने पर भी उन्हों ने इस दूषित व अश्लील दुष्प्रचार का प्रतिवाद नहीं किया।

‘बोस्टन डेली एडवरटाइजरङ्क का एक पत्रकार ब्लू बार्बर उनका इंटरव्यू लेने आया। प्रस्तुत हैं उसके कुछ अंश :

(प्रश्नकर्ता आरोप लगाते हुए…)

प्रश्न : आपके दुराचरण से परेशान होकर मिशीगन के भूतपूर्व गवर्नर की पत्नी श्रीमती बैगली ने अपनी अल्प वयस्क नौकरानी को निकाल दिया। यह सब अखबारों में छप चुका है । आप को क्या कहना है ?

उत्तर : इसके लिए कृपया आप श्रीमती बैगली से पूछें और उनकी बात पर विश्वास करें ।… और सोचने-समझ ने की यदि शक्ति हो,  नीर-क्षीर विवेकी बनने की इच्छा होतो उस नौकरानी से जाकर पूछें । थोडा परिश्रम तो करना पडेगा।

प्रश्न : आप को कुछ नहीं कहना (उपरोक्त विषय में) ?

उत्तर : नहीं।

प्रश्न : श्री हेल ने अपनी पुत्रियों को आपसे मिलने से रोका है ? …क्यों ?

उत्तर : उनकी दोनों अविवाहित पुत्रियाँ यहाँ मेरे साथ बैठी हुई हैं ।… उनसे पूछकर देखिये, परंतु मेरे सम्मुख नहीं, अलग से ।

विवेकानंदजी ने कुछ रुककर कहा : ‘‘आप भाग्यशाली हैं । श्री बैगली और उनकी नौकरानी, जिसके लिए आपके अखबार ने ‘विवश होकर निकाल ना पडा’ ऐसा लिखा है,  वे आ रहे हैं ।

ब्लू बार्बर सकप का गया। उसको ठंड में पसीने  आ  गये परंतु झेंप  के  कारण रुमाल निकाल कर पसीना पोंछ नहीं सका।

विवेकानंदजी ने कहा : ‘‘ब्लू बार्बर ! कृपया आप अपना पसीना पोंछ लें । मुझे खेद है कि यहाँ पत्रकारिता का चरित्र अविश्वसनीय है । यह यहाँ के विकास के लिए अशुभ लक्षण है । मुझे और कुछ नहीं कहना है और जो कहा है वह छपेगा भी नहीं। वे उठकर चल दिये। पत्रकार पसीना पोंछता रह गया।

संत पर आरोप लगाके, उनके इंटरव्यूज को तोड-मरोडकर पेश करके या उनके नाम परझूठे वक्तव्य छाप के श्रद्धालुओं के हृदय को पीडा पहुँचाने वाले ऐसे लोगों को कुछ कमाई हो भी जाय तो भी वह क्या परिणाम लाती है, इतिहास उसका गवाह है ।

किसीने ठीक हीकहा है :

अगर आराम चाहे तू,  दे आराम खलकत को।

सताकर गैर लोगों को,  मिलेगा कब अमन तुझ को।।

दूसरी ओर जो समाज और संत के बीच सेतु बनकर धर्म, संस्कृति एवं देश की उन्नति का प्रयास करते हैं, वे महापुरुषों के साथ अपना भी नाम रोशन कर लेते हैं ।

स्वामी विवेकानंदजी को आज सारी दुनिया जानती है परंतु लोगों को गुमराह करने का भयंकर पाप लेकर अपने कुल-खानदान को भी कलंकित करने वाले निंदक नष्ट-भ्रष्ट हो गये।

प्रसिद्ध संत नरसिंह मेहता की भी कुप्रचारकों ने खूब नींद की । जिन्हें संतों के द्वारा हो रहा भारतीय संस्कृति का प्रचार-प्रसार सुहाता नहीं था, ऐसे लोगों ने उन महान संत के खिलाफ उन्हीं की जाति के लोगों को भडकाया और उनकी भयंकर निंदा करवायी,  उन्हें जाति से बहिष्कृत करवाया। फिर भी भगवान की कृपा से उनका सारा काम अच्छी तरह से चलता रहा। अंत में संतद्रोहियों ने चंचला नामक एक वेश्या को उन्हें भ्रष्ट करने के लिए भेजा किन्तु संत की कृपादृष्टि और उनके पावन उपदेश से उस वेश्या का जीवन ही बदल गया। वह वेश्यावृत्ति छोडकर भगवान के भजन में लग गयी। दूसरी ओर सारंगधर नामक जिस हथकंडे ने यह षड्यंत्र रचा था उसे एक विषधर सर्प ने काट लिया, जिससे वह मृत्यु के मुँह में पहुँच गया। कोई इलाज काम नहीं आया। किसी ने सुझाव दिया कि नरसिंह मेहता आजकल जादूगर बने हैं । वहाँ भी प्रयास करके देखा जाय । लोग उसे नरसिंह मेहता के पास ले गये। वहाँ भगवान के चरणामृत से उसका विष उतर गया और वह ठीक हो गया।

ऐसे उदार संत की महिमा आज जग जाहिर है पर वे अधम निंदक कितने जन्मों तक कौन-कौन-सी नारकीय यातनाएँ झेलेंगे वे ही जानें ।

गुरु नानकदेव जी हिन्दू संस्कृति का प्रचार करते थे तो उनके खिलाफ भी उन्हीं के जाति वालों को हथकंडा बनाकर कुप्रचार किया गया। ‘उलटा मार्ग दसेंदा जी आदि-आदि कहकर उनका खूब विरोध किया गया। उनको भी सताने का भरपूर प्रयास किया गया किन्तु आज हिन्दू व सिख समाज बडे आदर से गुरु नानकदेव जी का नाम लेता है । निंदको के लिए ‘गुरुवाणी में आया है :

संतका निंदकु महा हतिआरा।

संतका निंदकु परमेसुरि मारा ।

संत के दोखी की पुजै न आसा।

संत का दोखी उठि चलै निरासा। …आदि ।

तो निंदकों की ऐसी दुर्गति होती है । काश ! पूज्य बापूजी के विरुद्ध कुप्रचार में लगे अधम लोग इन प्रसंगों से कुछ प्रेरणा लें और संत की निंदा जैसे कलुषित कर्मों से बाज आयें ।

राजेश सोलंकी जेल में गया, अमृत वैद्य का चित्र भी देख लीजिये- उसने भी सलाखों का मजा थोडा-सा  लिया है । दूसरे लोग सबक लें,  सुधर  जायें  तो  कितना अच्छा !  अपने देश को तोडने वाले देश को तोडनेवाली ताकतों के हथकंडे न बनें । ऐसे हथकंडे बने कुछलोग जेल में जा चुके हैं । कुछ लोगों के घर आपदा नृत्य कर रही है तो कुछ के घर आपदा आने की तैयारी कर रही है । हमारी नम्र प्रार्थना है कि देशवासी आपस में भाईचारे से रहें । निंदा, विद्रोह फैलाने वालों की साजिश के शिकार न बनें । राज्य की, देश की जनता के साथ कोई जुल्म न करें । श्रद्धा तोडना बडा भारी जुल्म है ।


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20 Sep



20 Sep

आश्रम में नहीं होता है काला जादू – सी.आई.डी. 

गुजरात सी.आई.डी. के डिटेक्टिव पुलिस इन्सपेक्टर पी.एम.परमार ने 6 अप्रैल 2010 को एक विस्तृत रिपोर्ट गुजरात उच्च न्यायालय में पेश की, जिसमें उन्होंने आश्रम को तंत्रविद्या व काला जादू के आरोप में क्लीन चिट दी है।

 सी.आई.डी. के शपथपत्र में स्पष्ट लिखा गया है कि ‘सी.आई.डी. के उच्च अधिकारियों के एक बड़े दल के द्वारा आश्रम के साधकों तथा गुरुकुल में अध्ययन करने वाले विद्यार्थियों से पूछताछ की गयी तथा उनके बयान लिये गये। आश्रम-परिसर के प्रत्येक स्थल तथा कमरों का सघन निरीक्षण कर विडियोग्राफी तथा फोटोग्राफी की गयी परंतु तांत्रिक विद्या से संबंधित कोई भी सामग्री नहीं मिली। साथ ही तांत्रिक विधि का कोई भी प्रमाण नहीं मिला।

 जाँच अधिकारी द्वारा धारा 160 के अंतर्गत विभिन्न अखबारों एवं इलेक्ट्रॉनिक मीडिया के पत्रकारों को उनके पास उपलब्ध जानकारी इकट्ठी करने के लिए सम्मन्स दिये गये थे, परंतु किसी ने भी उसका अनुसरण नहीं किया। ‘सूचना एवं प्रसारण विभाग, गांधीनगर’ द्वारा अखबार में प्रेसनोट भी दिया गया था कि किसी को भी आश्रम की किसी भी प्रकार की संदिग्ध गतिविधोयों या घटना के बारे में पता हो तो वह आकर जाँच अधिकारी को बताये। यह भी स्पष्ट किया गया था कि जानकारी देने वाले उस व्यक्ति को पुरस्कृत किया जायेगा एवं उसका नाम गुप्त रखा जायेगा। तब भी कोई भी व्यक्ति सामने नहीं आया।” 

उच्च न्यायालय के अधिवक्ता श्री बी.एम. गुप्ता ने कहाः “अभी तक जितने भी गवाहों ने न्यायाधीश डी.के.त्रिवेदी जाँच आयोग में बयान दिये, उन सभी ने बयान में कहा कि उन्होंने कभी भी आश्रम में तंत्रविद्या होते हुए नहीं देखा है।”

कई वर्षों तक जो आश्रम में रहे और अपनी मलिन मुराद पूरी न होते देखकर आश्रम से भाग गये या जो निकाल दिये गये, उन लोगों ने कुप्रचारस्वालों के हथकंडे बनकर झूठे आरोप लगाये। उन्हें भी आखिर स्वीकार करना पड़ा कि उन्होंने कभी आश्रम में तंत्रविद्या होते हुए नहीं देखा। सत्यमेव जयते। 

हिन्दू धर्म का सुंदर प्रचार करने वाली संस्था को निशाना बनाये हुए लोगों ने करोड़ों रूपये लगाये हैं और लगायेंगे। झूठे आरोप और कहानियाँ बनाने वाले अखबार, बिकाऊ चैनल व ऐसे भगोड़े लोग चुप नहीं बैठेंगे हमें पता है। हम तो चाहते हैं वे सुधर जायें, भगवान उनको सदबुद्धि दें, नहीं तो प्रकृति का कोप साधकों पर अत्याचार कर रहे षड्यन्त्रकारियों पर जरूर बरसेगा। कइयों पर तो प्रकृति का प्रकोप बरस ही रहा है, बाकी लोग सुधर जायें, सँभल जायें तो अच्छा है।

Dr. Premji Makwana (M.B.B.S.)

(आश्रम में 32 साल से समर्पित साधक)

स्रोतः ऋषि प्रसाद, मई 2010, पृष्ठ संख्या 5, अंक 209





The Central Investigation Department (CID) of Gujarat has issued a clean chit to the Ashram. The CID was probing into the allegation of black magic being performed in the Ashram.  

The report was prepared by the investigating officer P M Parmar (Deputy Superintendent of Police), after a meticulous and thorough investigation. The report said that “places (in the ashram) were thoroughly searched and photographed as well as videography was done during the visit, but no material suggesting practice of black magic has been found”. The report further said that the statements of students and sadhaks were recorded in detail and the police visited cellars in the Ashram below the sadhak’s office, Annapurna Hall rooms, rooms of Maun Mandir behind the kitchen, cellars of Lilasa Bhavan and Jai Mandir. 

This inference drawn by the CID is a huge breakthrough and assumes immense importance in the judicial proceedings. This will definitely help in bringing to light the baseless allegations and malicious conspiracy against the Ashram eventually. 

This news has been published by various news portals including


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