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Indian guru makes court appearance after deadly standoff; police given 5 days to question him

Controversial religious leader Sant Rampal stands by the door of a police van as he is brought to a court, surrounded by police personnel in Chandigarh, India, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. Indian police arrested the 63-year-old self-styled Hindu guru at his sprawling ashram in the northern part of the country, ending a days-long standoff in which six people died and hundreds were injured. He is wanted for questioning in a 2006 murder case, but has repeatedly ignored orders to appear in court. (AP Photo/Kapil Sethi)

Controversial religious leader Sant Rampal stands by the door of a police van as he is brought to a court, surrounded by police personnel in Chandigarh, India, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. Indian police arrested the 63-year-old self-styled Hindu guru at his sprawling ashram in the northern part of the country, ending a days-long standoff in which six people died and hundreds were injured. He is wanted for questioning in a 2006 murder case, but has repeatedly ignored orders to appear in court. (AP Photo/Kapil Sethi)  (The Associated Press)

Police have started questioning an Indian guru after he was arrested at his sprawling ashram with more than 400 followers following a 10-day deadly standoff.

Jawahar Yadav, a Haryana state spokesman, says the self-styled guru Sant Rampal appeared in court in Chandigarh on Thursday. The judge gave police five days to question him.

Rampal had repeatedly ignored orders to answer a 2006 murder charge against him.

Police have filed additional criminal charges against him and his supporters over the standoff that left six people dead and about 200 others injured.