Panchkula: 

Self-styled ‘godman’ Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh has been sentenced to life in jail for the homicide of a journalist in 2002.

The three others who were convicted along with Ram Rahim within the homicide final Friday have additionally been given the life time period by a particular courtroom in Haryana’s Panchkula by means of video convention this night. They’re Ram Rahim’s shut aides.

Ram Rahim, 51, is at present serving a 20-year jail time period in Rohtak’s Sunaria Jail for raping two of his followers. His conviction in August 2017 had triggered riots in Panchkula, as his followers went berserk, that left 30 useless and property value crores vandalized.

There are elaborate security arrangements in place in Panchkula and Sirsa – headquarters of the Dera Sacha Sauda sect headed by Ram Rahim – and different components of Haryana to keep up legislation and order state of affairs, officers stated.  

Safety has additionally been stepped up exterior the Panchkula courtroom advanced with Haryana police placing up barricades on roads resulting in the courtroom.

The courtroom had yesterday accepted Haryana authorities’s request that the Dera Sacha Sauda sect head ought to seem by means of video convention as transferring him may end in a legislation and order state of affairs.

Ram Chander Chhatrapati was shot in October 2002 exterior his home after his newspaper ”Poora Sach” printed an nameless letter narrating how ladies had been being sexually exploited by Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh on the Dera headquarters in Sirsa.

The case was registered in 2003 and handed over to the CBI in 2006.

Ram Rahim was named the principle conspirator within the case.

The three others convicted – Kuldeep Singh, Nirmal Singh and Krishan Lal – are lodged in Ambala Jail.

(With inputs from PTI) 

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