Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh convicted for the murder of a follower

Naveen Bharat Editorial

CHANDIGARH: A special CBI court on Friday found Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh and four others guilty of murdering his follower Ranjit Singh in 2002. The quantum of sentence will be pronounced on October 12.

Special CBI Judge Sushil Garg delivered the verdict in Panchkula.

The main accused in this case is the Dera chief. The other accused are Krishan Lal, Jasbir Singh, Avtar Singh and Sabdil. Another accused Inder Sen had died in October 2020.

Ranjit Singh was a staunch follower of Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh. He was assassinated on July 10, 2002. According to the charge sheet filed by the CBI, Ram Rahim suspected that Singh had circulated an anonymous letter among Dera followers purportedly accusing him of sexually abusing female followers. It was the same letter which was exposed by Sirsa-based journalist Ram Chander Chhatrapati in his news report.

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