Bhilwara, Rajasthan: The boundary wall of Asaram Bapu's ashram was demolished today by the local administration in a joint operation.
The ashram adjoining Smriti Van had illegally grabbed double the size of the plot allotted up to four bighas, official sources said. The grabbed land belonged to Bhilwara Development Trust and the Rajasthan government. The ashram has been running here for the last 15 years.
On the instructions of Bhilwara district collector, sub-divisional magistrate Ramcharan Sharma led a team of BDT and local police to "free" four bighas of government land. The ashram's plot has been demarcated, and the encroachment on 4.15 bighas has been cleared. The ashram was found to have occupied 8 bighas 25 biswa, whereas the plot allotted was only 4 bighas, Sharma said.