Rampal acquitted in two criminal cases, jail term continues for pending cases


Hisar: A day after Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was sentenced to 20 years in jail for rape; a Haryana court found another self-styled godman, Rampal, not guilty in 2 criminal cases – of obstruction in the discharge of duty by government officials and of wrongful confinement. A judgment on the murder rap against Rampal is yet to be delivered.

Rampal will remain in jail because of the other cases pending against him.

Arrested in 2014, Rampal currently lodges inside the Hisar jail. He, along with his supporters, has been accused of firing on villagers in Rohtak, killing one person and injuring several others.

Rampal ran the Satlok Ashram in Barwala in Haryana. He was facing charges in cases relating to sedition, arson, rioting, attempt to murder, wrongful confinement and preventing government servants from performing their duty.

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