Day after Ram Rahim, verdict on Godman Rampal today


New Delhi: A day after the sentencing of 20 years imprisonment to Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh in two rape cases, another from the same ilk, Sant Rampal is awaiting his verdict on Tuesday.

Rampal, head of the Barwala based Satlok Ashram near Hisar, is expected to be at a special court on Tuesday, to hear the verdict of cases lodged against him in November 2014. Many of his followers have gathered in Hisar to await the outcome.

On November 18, 2014, a case was registered against Rampal and his followers under IPC sections 186 (Obstructing public servant in discharge of his public function), 332 (Voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servant from his duty) and 353 (Assault or use of criminal force to deter a public servant from discharging his duty).

The hearings in the cases have been proceeding at a special court set up in the Hisar Central Jail.

Before turning a spiritual guru, Rampal, now 66, was an engineer with Haryana’s irrigation department.

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