The CBI court which sentenced Gurmeet Ram Rahim, chief of the Dera Sacha Sauda, has clarified that Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh has been sentenced to 20 years and not 10 years in prison.
Dera Chief Gets 20 Years In Jail
The court said that he will have to serve two 10 year terms in 2 rape case convictions and the Dera chief will also have to pay a fine of Rs 15 lakh.
The Dera chief will be prisoner number – 1997 at Rohtak jail. The Dera chief broke down in front of the special CBI judge and pleaded for mercy as he read out the verdict.
Special CBI court judge Jagdeep Singh, who delivered the guilty verdict in the 2002 rape case against the Dera chief on Friday, was flown into Rohtak’s Sunaria jail by a special helicopter for the sentencing.
A massive security arrangement has been put in place across Haryana and Punjab to avoid a repeat of Friday’s violence in which 38 people were killed and over 250 injured.