After Ram Rahim, Haryana Court to deliver verdict in Rampal's case today
New Delhi: Day after landmark verdict on Dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, a Hisar court will pronounce the verdict against self-styled godman Sant Rampal today.
The two criminal cases against Rampal were earlier supposed to announced on August 24 but court deferred its verdict in view of the verdict in a rape case against Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh.
Judicial Magistrate Mukesh Kumar will pronounce the verdict. The 67-year old is accused of conspiracy in a 11-year old case.
Rampal was arrested from his fortified Satlok Ashram near Barwala in Hisar in 2014.
At least six persons had lost their lives in the stand-off as Rampal eluded the police, while many of his key aides and around 450 supporters were also arrested.
The death of five women and an infant occurred during a stand-off and violent clashes that erupted between the controversial sect leader's followers and the security forces.
The sect followers fired at police, lobbed petrol bombs and acid pouches, besides hurling stones and bricks outside the ashram, clearly indicating the sect was well prepared to resist the security forces.
It may be mentioned here that Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) special court judgement on Monday sentenced him 20 years rigorous imprisonment and Rs 30 lakh fine in two rape cases.