Weeks after Dera Sacha Sauda’s head Gumreet Ram Rahim Singh was sentenced to 20 years in prison for violating two of his followers, CBI court heard today arguments in two cases of murder against the self-taught 50-year-old god . Ram Rahim, currently staying in the Sunarah Prison in Rohtak, is not physically present in court. Participate in the audience by videoconference.
Here is a weak point of 10 points in the cases against Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh:
The hearing related to the murder of journalist Sirsa Ram Chander Chhatrapati and former director of Dera, Ranjit Singh, allegedly by officials and followers of the sect is in the court of special judge Jagdeep Singh in Panchkula. CBI attorney HPS Varma and defense attorney SK Garg are present at the court.
The man, considered “pitaji” by his followers, was named the main conspirator in both murders. Seven other defendants appeared in person.
Ram Rahim was sentenced to 20 years in prison on 28 August in two separate rape cases by the same IWC court.
Security agencies have increased security coverage in and around Panchkula in Haryana to avoid a chorus of violence that their conviction was handed down August 25, when dozens of Dera supporters have damaged property in Crete in Panchkula, where the court announced its decision.
Its domino effect was observed at Sirsa, the seat of the sect and other cities of Haryana, Punjab and Rajasthan. According to police, about 40 people were killed and more than 200 were injured in the violence.
“We have taken adequate security measures before the hearing in the cases,” said the police chief, Mr. Sandhu of Haryana.
Quotas of paramilitary troops and police have been stationed Haryana Panchkula to avoid any undesirable incidents, he added.
Mr. Chhatrapati was shot and killed in October 2002 after his afternoon newspaper “Poora Sach,” published an anonymous letter accusing the women of sexual exploitation by the leader of the headquarters of the Dera sect. He died later.
Former Dera manager Ranjit Singh was also shot in the same year. He was allegedly killed for his alleged role in spreading the anonymous letter by the victims.
The bling guru was also accused of forcing 400 of his disciples to submit to castration so that they could “draw near to God.”