Indian spiritual leader arrested on rape charge

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Posted: Sunday, September 1, 2013 12:00 am

JAIPUR, India (AP) - A controversial spiritual guru was arrested early Sunday on a rape charge filed by a teenage girl in the northwestern Indian state of Rajasthan, police said.

Asaram Bapu was arrested at a spiritual retreat in central India and flown to the city of Jodhpur, where police say he is wanted for allegedly raping the girl, said Ajay Singh Lamba, a top police officer.

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