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Ram Rahim’s quantum of sentencing: Judge to be taken to Rohtak prison

Ram Rahim Singh

Chandigarh: In a development in the rape conviction of self-styled godman, Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, CBI Judge Jagdeep Singh will be flown to the Sunaria jail in Rohtak on Monday for the quantum of sentencing of Dera chief.

The government has been told to make all security arrangements at the jail.

After the verdict on Friday, Ram Rahim was also flown to the jail in a private chopper.

Earlier today, the Haryana Director General of Police (DGP) BS Sandhu had apprised that Dera Sacha Sauda chief would receive the punishment through video conferencing.

Addressing the press conference on Saturday, Sandhu had said on,”Our efforts remain to make judgement possible through video-conferencing, if the court says, then everything will take place in the jail.”

Meanwhile, Chief Secretary of Haryana Depinder Singh Dhesi had asserted that no special treatment is being provided to self-styled ‘godman’ and had added that action will be taken against those personnel who were lenient in their duties during the violence.

CBI judge Jagdeep Singh had yesterday held Ram Rahim, 50, guilty of rape in a case that was registered on the basis of an anonymous written complaint in 2002 that he had sexually exploited two female followers.

On the basis of the report, a case was registered against him in December 2002 by the CBI on the directions of the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

The quantum of sentence against Ram Rahim will be pronounced on August 28.

The punishment can be a jail term not less than seven years but may even extend to life imprisonment.

 

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