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CBI Special Court awards life imprisonment to Gurmeet Ram Rahim

On August 24, 2002, Ramchandra Chhatrapati, was shot after his evening daily ‘Poora Sach’ published an anonymous letter about the sexual exploitation of women by Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh at the Dera headquarters in Sirsa, Haryana.

Shobhit Kalra

Shobhit KalraBy Shobhit Kalra

Published on 17 Jan 2019 1:08 PM GMT

CBI Special Court awards life imprisonment to Gurmeet Ram Rahim
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CBI Special Court awards life imprisonment to Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh
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Panchkula: A Special CBI Court, on Thursday, awarded life imprisonment to Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh and three others - Kuldeep Singh, Nirmal Singh and Krishan Lal, in the killing of Journalist Ram Chander Chhtarpati.

The Court has also imposed a fine of Rs 50,000 each.

Court in Panchkula had convicted all four including Gurmeet Ram Rahim in the case on January 11.

Journalist Ramchandra Chhatarpati's son, after the court's verdict, said, "This is the triumph of truth, I feel relieved today. Prosecution had demanded capital punishment for Ram Rahim but we're satisfied with the punishment."

On August 24, 2002, Ramchandra Chhatrapati, was shot after his evening daily ‘Poora Sach’ published an anonymous letter about the sexual exploitation of women by Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh at the Dera headquarters in Sirsa, Haryana.

A case was registered against Dera Saccha Sauda Chief in 2003 which was handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in 2006.

Khatta Singh, Ram Rahim’s former driver, is the most important witness of the CBI in the case. He told court that the journalist was killed on orders of Ram Rahim.

Currently, Ram Rahim is serving a 20-year imprisonment in Sunaria jail at Rohtak for raping two of his women disciples. His life imprisonment will begin after her serves 20 years in jail.

Shobhit Kalra

Shobhit Kalra

Writer has 10 years of experience in digital media. Presently working as Chief Sub Editor at newstrack.com. An avid reader and always willing to learn new things and techniques.

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