An FIR was on Monday lodged in Ghaziabad against religious guru Asaram Bapu for allegedly manhandling a cameraman of a news channel.
"Asaram Bapu was booked under Section 323 of IPC (voluntarily causing hurt) on the complaint of cameraperson Sachin Kumar," SHO of Kavi Nagar police station Sudhir Kumar Tyagi said.
As per the FIR, Asaram allegedly slapped Kumar when he failed to follow the religious leader's instruction to capture in camera the congregation during a Samagam (meeting) in Ghaziabad on Sunday evening.
Kumar was taking Asaram's interview when the latter asked him to pan the camera at his followers attending the 'Samagan'. Kumar apparently did not hear Bapu's instruction and was allegedly slapped by him
Kumar approached the Kavi Nagar police station where the FIR was registered.