Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Sentenced to 20 years

by National | 28-08-2017 | 577 views

Rohtak: Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh has been sentenced to 20 years in prison after his conviction in a 2002 rape case by a special CBI court today. CBI Judge Jagdeep Singh had made the sentence in a special courtroom set up inside the Sunaria jail where the self-proclaimed Godman was lodged since last Friday after he was convicted. A multi-layer security cordon manned by police and 23 companies of paramilitary forces was thrown in and around Rohtak and also around the jail. The Army has been kept on standby while all routes to the jail were sealed. Following the violence on the day of conviction, Haryana and Punjab remained on high alert and Rohtak Deputy Commissioner Atul Kumar said police will not hesitate to open fire again at those spreading violence.

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