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Satguru Rampalji Maharaj, a self-styled "godman" is escorted to the high court after his arrest, in the northern Indian city of Chandigarh November 20, 2014. A self-styled Indian religious leader was charged on Thursday with sedition and waging war against the state after a days-long siege of his sprawling compound ended in his arrest along with 450 hardcore followers. Police evacuated more than 10,000 followers on Wednesday from the fortified compound of a bizarre cult headed by 'godman' Satguru Rampalji Maharaj before capturing him late in the evening.

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Satguru Rampalji Maharaj, a self-styled “godman” is escorted to the high court after his arrest, in the northern Indian city of Chandigarh. A self-styled Indian religious leader was charged on Thursday with sedition and waging war against the state after a days-long siege of his sprawling compound ended in his arrest along with 450 hardcore followers

A Sadhu or a Hindu holy man walks down a staircase at an ashram in New Delhi...A Sadhu or a Hindu holy man walks down a staircase at an ashram in New Delhi June 19, 2013. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee (INDIA - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION)

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A Sadhu or a Hindu holy man walks down a staircase at an ashram in New Delhi, India on Wednesday. 

Young boys wait for their turn to be served lunch at Budhanilkantha Vedh Vidhya ashram, at Budhanilkantha temple, Katmandu, Nepal, Monday, June 10, 2013. Budhanilkantha is believed to be an incarnation of Hindu god Vishnu and is one of the most important pilgrimage sites for Hindus.

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Young boys wait for their turn to be served lunch at Budhanilkantha Vedh Vidhya ashram, at Budhanilkantha temple, Kathmandu, Nepal. Budhanilkantha is believed to be an incarnation of Hindu god Vishnu and is one of the most important pilgrimage sites for Hindus.