Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh acquitted in Ranjit Singh murder case

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Published May 28, 2024 at 1:13pm

    Punjab and Haryana High Court has acquitted Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh

    The other acquitted individuals include Avtar Singh, Krishan Lal, Jasbir Singh, and Sabdil Singh

    Gurmeet Ram Rahim was previously convicted in 2019 by a CBI court in Panchkula

In a significant legal development, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has acquitted Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh and four others in the 2002 murder case of former Dera manager Ranjit Singh. The acquittal came as the High Court accepted an appeal filed by Gurmeet Ram Rahim challenging his earlier conviction.

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The other acquitted individuals include Avtar Singh, Krishan Lal, Jasbir Singh, and Sabdil Singh. It is notable that one of the accused had passed away during the trial. Gurmeet Ram Rahim was previously convicted in 2019 by a CBI court in Panchkula for the murders of journalist Ram Chander Chhatrapati and Ranjit Singh. On October 18, 2021, the court sentenced him and four others to life imprisonment and imposed a fine of Rs 31 lakh on the Dera chief.

Ram Rahim, who is currently serving a 20-year prison term for raping two of his disciples, is lodged in Rohtak’s Sunaria jail. He had challenged all his convictions in the Punjab and Haryana High Court, though his appeal in the journalist murder case is still pending.

Ranjit Singh was shot dead in 2002, with the CBI chargesheet alleging that Ram Rahim conspired to murder him due to suspicions that Ranjit Singh had circulated a letter exposing sexual abuse by the Dera chief. The CBI court initially found this motive to be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

In recent court directives, the Punjab and Haryana High Court instructed Ram Rahim to surrender and barred the Haryana government from considering any further parole for him without its explicit permission.

Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh acquitted in Ranjit Singh murder case

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    Punjab and Haryana High Court has acquitted Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh

    The other acquitted individuals include Avtar Singh, Krishan Lal, Jasbir Singh, and Sabdil Singh

    Gurmeet Ram Rahim was previously convicted in 2019 by a CBI court in Panchkula

In a significant legal development, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has acquitted Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh and four others in the 2002 murder case of former Dera manager Ranjit Singh. The acquittal came as the High Court accepted an appeal filed by Gurmeet Ram Rahim challenging his earlier conviction.

Also Read: At 21 months, Odisha toddler becomes youngest cadaver donor in India 

The other acquitted individuals include Avtar Singh, Krishan Lal, Jasbir Singh, and Sabdil Singh. It is notable that one of the accused had passed away during the trial. Gurmeet Ram Rahim was previously convicted in 2019 by a CBI court in Panchkula for the murders of journalist Ram Chander Chhatrapati and Ranjit Singh. On October 18, 2021, the court sentenced him and four others to life imprisonment and imposed a fine of Rs 31 lakh on the Dera chief.

Ram Rahim, who is currently serving a 20-year prison term for raping two of his disciples, is lodged in Rohtak’s Sunaria jail. He had challenged all his convictions in the Punjab and Haryana High Court, though his appeal in the journalist murder case is still pending.

Ranjit Singh was shot dead in 2002, with the CBI chargesheet alleging that Ram Rahim conspired to murder him due to suspicions that Ranjit Singh had circulated a letter exposing sexual abuse by the Dera chief. The CBI court initially found this motive to be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

In recent court directives, the Punjab and Haryana High Court instructed Ram Rahim to surrender and barred the Haryana government from considering any further parole for him without its explicit permission.

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