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Dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim convicted in journalist murder case; sentencing on January 17

11 January, 2019 9:54 AM
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The head of the Sirsa-based sect is already serving a 20-year sentence for raping two women followers.

PANCHKULA: Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim and three other persons were convicted for murdering journalist Ram Chander Chhatarpati by a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Special Court in Panchkula on Friday afternoon. The sentencing will be pronounced on Thursday, January 17.

The head of the Sirsa-based sect, who's currently serving a 20-year sentence for raping two women followers, has been named as the key conspirator in the killing of Dera follower Ranjit Singh.

A special CBI court in August 2017 sentenced Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim to 20 years in prison for raping two 'sadhvis' or female followers in 2002. Following the conviction of the 50-year-old self-styled godman, riots broke out in Panchkula and several parts of north India.

Source: zeenews.india.com

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