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Rapist Gurmeet Ram Rahim a murderer too? Special CBI court to decide today

16 September, 2017 1:19 AM
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Rapist Gurmeet Ram Rahim a murderer too? Special CBI court to decide today

The CBI court is hearing the cases of murder of journalist Ram Chander Chhatrapati and former Dera manager Ranjit Singh.

The disgraced fifty-year-old Dera chief will appear before a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) special court here through video conferencing from Rohtak jail where he is currently serving his 20 years jail sentence in two rape cases.

The CBI court is hearing the cases of murder of former Dera chief Ranjit Singh and journalist Ram Chander Chhatrapati.

"We have made adequate security arrangements ahead of the hearing in the cases," Haryana Director General of Police BS Sandhu said here on Friday.

Contingents of paramilitary troops and the Haryana Police have been stationed in Panchkula to prevent any untoward incident, he said.

"The hearing in the cases against Ram Rahim, who is lodged in Sunaria jail in Rohtak, will be conducted through video conferencing," Sandhu said.

Ram Rahim was sentenced to 20 years in jail on August 28 in the two rape cases by the special CBI court.

Several parts of north India including Haryana, Punjab and Rajasthan had witnessed large-scale violence following his conviction in the two rape cases on August 25.

While 41 people were killed in Haryana in the violence, no deaths were reported from Punjab and Rajasthan.

CBI counsel HPS Verma said, "The final arguments in the two murders cases will start tomorrow."

Sirsa-based journalist Chhatrapati was shot at in October 2002 after the evening newspaper 'Poora Sach', owned by him, published an anonymous letter narrating how women were allegedly being sexually exploited by the sect head at the Dera headquarters in Sirsa. He later succumbed to his injuries.

The Punjab and Haryana High Court had in November 2003 ordered a CBI probe into the murder of Chhatrapati and Ranjit Singh after the families of both the victims approached the court.

The CBI had filed the charge sheet in the murder cases on July 30, 2007.


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17 September, 2017 5:16 AM

There seem to be no end of miseries of Ram Rahim now. The two murder cases slapped against him are definitely going to give him more hardships. It looks the time has come to repay for the sins.