A Special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Court, which was temporarily shifted from Panchkula to Rohtak Jail, sentenced Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh to imprisonment of 10 years each in two rape cases and imposed a fine of Rs. 15 lakh in each case.The sentences will run consecutively, resulting in imprisonment of 20 years and fine of Rs 30 lakh.
In a statement, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal appealed to the people, especially the followers of Dera Sacha Sauda, to respect the sentence and help in maintaining peace in the state.
Mr.Manohar Lal said:”No person is above the law and everybody should respect the Court’s verdict.”
He asserted strict action would be taken against any person who attempts to disturb the law-and-order situation which was reviewed at a high-level meeting held here during the day.