Gurmeet Ram Rahim, others awarded life term in Ranjit Singh murder case

Gurmeet Ram Rahim, Others Awarded Life Term In Ranjit Singh
Image Source: PTI(FILE)Gurmeet Ram Rahim, others granted life term in Ranjit Singh murder

case An unique CBI court in Haryana’s Panchkula on Monday awarded life imprisonment to Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim and four others in the 2002 Ranjit Singh murder case.

Ranjit Singh, who was also a follower of the sect, was killed on July 10, 2002. A citizen of Khanpur Kolian village in Kurukshetra, Ranjit Singh was operating in the fields of his village when he was shot dead. He was murdered for his thought role in the flow of a confidential letter, which narrated how ladies were being sexually exploited by Ram Rahim.

The CBI had actually signed up the stated case on the orders passed by the Punjab and Haryana High Court in 2003 and after that it took control of the investigation of the case which was previously registered at Cops Station Sadar, Thanesar in Kurukshetra. After investigating the case for four years, the CBI submitted a chargesheet in July 2007 versus six implicated and charges were framed in December 2008. Throughout the pendency of the trial, one accused died in 2015 and trial procedures were eased off against him.

Ram Rahim Singh is presently serving 20 years’ strenuous jail time for the rape of two ladies followers at Rohtak’s Sunaria prison. He was likewise convicted for life for the murder of Sirsa-based journalist Ram Chander Chattrapati.

The Central Bureau of Examination (CBI) had actually sought death sentence for Ram Rahim. The unique CBI court had actually convicted Ram Rahim and four others on October 8 in the murder case. The CBI plea was that Ranjit Singh was murdered as Ram Rahim presumed that he lagged the blood circulation of a confidential letter that exposed the sexual exploitation of female followers at the dera.

Ram Rahim’s conviction on August 25, 2017, in raping his 2 disciples had actually led to violence in Panchkula and Sirsa, leaving 41 people dead and over 260 hurt. Ram Rahim was patronised by politicians and parties in Punjab and Haryana for nearly 20 years due to his capability to affect the votes of his fans.

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Released at Mon, 18 Oct 2021 06:14:56 -0500