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Gurmeet Ram Rahim, 4 others acquitted in former Dera manager murder case

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New Delhi, May 28, 2024: Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh and four others were acquitted by the Punjab and Haryana High Court in the murder case of former Dera manager Ranjit Singh. The High Court passed the order while allowing an appeal filed by Gurmeet Ram Rahim against his conviction.


Ram Rahim

The other accused in the case were Avtar Singh, Krishan Lal, Jasbir Singh and Sabdil Singh. One of the accused passed away during the trial.

In 2019, Gurmeet Ram Rahim was convicted by a CBI court in Panchkula in a rape case and two murder cases related to the killing of a journalist and former Dera manager Ranjit Singh.

On October 18, 2021, the court handed Ram Rahim and four others life imprisonment in the case. A fine of Rs 31 lakh was slapped on the Dera chief.

The Dera chief had challenged all the convictions before the Punjab and Haryana High Court. However, his appeals in the rape case and the journalist murder case are still pending. Ram Rahim is currently lodged in Rohtak’s Sunaria jail.

Ranjit Singh, the former manager of Dera Sacha Sauda, was shot dead in 2002. As per the CBI chargesheet, Ram Rahim suspected that Ranjit Singh was behind the circulation of a letter that highlighted cases of sexual abuse.

Courtesy: India Today

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