Sunday, December 12, 2010

Arrested ex-ISKCON president remanded in police custody

Imphal, November 15 2010: Ousted ISKCON president Ajit Das, who was arrested by police on the charge of attempting to commit suicide, has been taken 15-day remand into police custody after producing in a local court here Monday.
Ajit Das has been on fast since November 12 last expressing strong decry on the charges level against him while ousting him from the post of president of the ISKCON (International Society for Krishna Consciousness), Manipur. Maharaja Gopal Krishna of the ISKCON charged him of misused of funds while he was taken out from the post of president.
Ajit Das strongly refuted the charge level against him and started indefinite fast stir demanding withdrawal of the charges.
Police rounded up him yesterday from his fasting place in front of Mani Mandir of ISKCON temple in Imphal and produced him in the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate, Imphal after booking him under section 309 (attempt to commit suicide) of Singjamei police station of Imphal west.
The court released him on bail with a surety bond amount of Rs 500 but he refused to furnish the surety amount.
Following the non-furnishing of the amount, court ordered him to keep in the police custody for 15 days, that is, till November 29 next.
Source: Hueiyen News Service

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