Human Rights

Swami absconded in a state govt bus

Surat: There are heavy locks on corridors around Swami Aseemanand's cottage. "entry prohibited" (pravesh nishedh) boards can be seen. However, when one goes to the backyard there springs a surprise for the visitor. The cottage was built on forest land without a valid permission. Political leaders and activists from various states used to confer there for hours together.

As soon as his name in various blasts got exposed, he decided to abscond. Abandoning his saffron garment he donned shirt and pants while escaping. He used a government-operated bus, according to local residents. This unauthorised cottage was a meeting place for activists from Nashik, Pune (Maharashtra), Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 1-15 February 2011 on page no. 11

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