Gurmeet Ram Rahim gets 20 years in prison

Dera Sacha Sauda chief was convicted for two rape cases by a CBI court

GN Bureau | August 28, 2017


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(Photo courtesy: Twitter/@derasachasauda)
(Photo courtesy: Twitter/@derasachasauda)

Self-styled godman Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Insan, who heads Dera Sacha Sauda, has been sentenced to 20 years of imprisonment for two rape cases by a CBI court in Rohtak prison.
 
Ram Rahim was on Friday flown to Rohtak jail from Panchkula after his conviction, which led to rioting in the Haryana district. Over 30 people were killed when his supporters ran amok and set vehicles on fire.
 
Rioting also took place in other parts of Haryana as well as in Delhi and Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh.
 
The Punjab and Haryana high court criticised the Manohar Lal Khattar government and said that it had surrendered before the followers of Dera Sacha Sauda.
 
Ram Rahim was accused of raping two women at the Dera Sacha Sauda headquarters in Sirsa in 2002, which is about 250 km from Haryana capital Chandigarh.
 
The CBI had lodged the FIR against him in 2002. The action had been initiated after an anonymous letter addressed to then prime minister, purportedly written by a sadhvi, came to light. The sadhvi alleged that she and other sadhvis were raped. She had also sought an inquiry.
 

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