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2002 Ranjit Singh murder case: Dera Chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh acquitted

By Mahima Katal      28 May, 2024 05:26 PM      0 Comments
2002 Ranjit Singh murder case Dera Chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh acquitted

New Delhi: The Punjab and Haryana High Court acquitted Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim and four others in the murder case of Dera manager Ranjit Singh.

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In 2021, a special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court found Ram Rahim and other accused in the case guilty of Singh's murder, sentencing them to life imprisonment.

The 56-year-old Dera chief had challenged this conviction in the high court. The four others convicted by the CBI court have also been acquitted today.

The controversial Dera chief is in jail after being convicted of raping two sadhvis at the dera and in the murder case of journalist Ram Chander Prajapati, who had reported extensively on the sexual assault allegations against the influential Dera chief.

The five accused, previously convicted in the case, were held guilty of offence under Section 120 b of the IPC read with Section 302 of the IPC and Section 506 (criminal intimidation) read with Section 120 b.

The Sirsa-headquartered sect chief, who is also serving a 20-year jail term for raping two of his disciples, is currently lodged in Sunaria jail in Rohtak, Haryana.

Note: This story will be updated after the detail order.



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