Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh sentenced to imprisonment of 20 years in two rape cases

RAJESH AHUJA

CHANDIGARH:

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.

 

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Rajesh Ahuja

I am a veteran journalist based in Chandigarh India.I joined the profession in June 1982 and worked as a Staff Reporter with the National Herald at Delhi till June 1986. I joined The Hindu at Delhi in 1986 as a Staff Reporter and was promoted as Special Correspondent in 1993 and transferred to Chandigarh. I left The Hindu in September 2012 and launched my own newspaper ventures including this news portal and a weekly newspaper NORTH INDIA KALEIDOSCOPE (currently temporarily suspended).