A different CBI court docket in Panchkula on Friday convicted Dera Sacha Sauda sect leader Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh for the homicide of former Dera supervisor Ranjit Singh in 2002. The quantum of the sentence might be pronounced on October 12.
The sect leader has been in prison since his conviction in 2017 for raping two disciples.
The particular court docket convicted Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh and 4 others — Krishan Lal, Jasbir Singh, Avtar Singh and Sabdil — for the homicide, CBI particular prosecutor HPS Verma stated over telephone.
Yet another accused within the homicide case had kicked the bucket a yr in the past.
Just lately, the Punjab and Haryana Top Court docket had disregarded a petition in search of the switch of the Ranjit Singh homicide case from the particular CBI court docket in Panchkula to some other particular CBI court docket in Punjab, Haryana or Chandigarh.
Former Dera supervisor Ranjit Singh, who used to be additionally a follower of the sect, used to be shot useless in 2002. He used to be murdered for his suspected position within the circulate of an nameless letter, which narrated how girls have been being sexually exploited via the sect head on the Dera headquarters.
Consistent with the CBI price sheet, the Dera leader believed that Ranjit Singh used to be in the back of the circulate of the nameless letter and hatched a conspiracy to kill him.
In 2017, Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh used to be sentenced to 20-year imprisonment for raping two disciples. He’s recently lodged in Rohtak’s Sunaria prison.
Over two years again, the sect head used to be additionally awarded existence imprisonment for the homicide of a journalist, Ram Chander Chhatrapati.
(With the exception of for the headline, this tale has no longer been edited via NDTV workforce and is revealed from a syndicated feed.)