Dera chief not to be brought to Panchkula for sentencing


Chandigarh: Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh’s ‘Z-plus’ security cover was withdrawn after his conviction in a rape case adding that the jailed  self-styled godman will not be brought to Panchkula for the sentencing on Monday, the Haryana police said today.

“He is being treated as an ordinary prisoner. It was reported that he was being an air conditioner, there is nothing like that. As far as food is concerned, he is served the same food which other prisoners have,” said Haryana Chief Secretary DS Dhesi.

Notably, the self-styled godman was on Friday convicted of rape by a court in Panchkula, triggering widespread violence and arson in Haryana where at least 31 people were killed and over 250 injured after which curfew was imposed and several other places.

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