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A Tantric yoga guru being held over his alleged involvement in the kidnap of 26 women who signed up for spiritual guidance is facing charges including human trafficking after police raids in Paris.
Gregorian Bivolaru was to go before a French judge on Friday, a judicial source said, after he was arrested in a probe along with over a dozen others on suspicion of kidnapping, rape and people trafficking.
The source told AFP late on Thursday that 15 people in total were to be referred to the investigating magistrate with a view to being potentially charged in the case.
French authorities on Tuesday arrested 41 people, including Bivolaru, and freed 26 women in raids against the sect after a probe into alleged sexual abuse.
Romanian guru Gregorian Bivolaru is escorted to a vehicle, after a hearing at the Romanian Police headquarters in Bucharest, Romania, Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Bivolaru founded a network called the Movement for Spiritual Integration into the Absolute (MISA), which runs several yoga schools (File Photo)
A gathering attended by Bivolaru (File Photo). French authorities on Tuesday arrested 41 people, including Bivolaru, and freed 26 women in raids against the sect after a probe into alleged sexual abuse
The others arrested have been