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Chhatrapati was shot in October 2002 outside his house after his newspaper ‘Poora Sach’ published an anonymous letter narrating how women were being sexually exploited by Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh at the Dera headquarters in Sirsa. The case was registered in 2003 and handed over to the CBI in 2006. Ram Rahim was named the main conspirator in the case.

All four were charged with hatching the conspiracy and murdering Sirsa-based journalist

Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh appeared in today’s court proceedings through video conferencing. He is currently lodged in Sunaria jail at Rohtak. The three other convicts will now be taken to Ambala jail.

A CBI court at Panchkula Friday convicted Dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh and his three followers, Krishan Lal, Nirmal Singh, and Kuldeep Singh, on charges of murder and criminal conspiracy. All four were charged with hatching the conspiracy and murdering Sirsa-based journalist Ram Chander Chattarpati, 51, in 2002.

CBI Judge Jagdeep Singh announced the verdict and held all four accused guilty. While Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh is already undergoing a 20-year-imprisonment on rape charges, the three convicts were also taken into custody after the verdict.

The quantum of the sentence will be pronounced on January 17.

Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh appeared in today’s court proceedings through video conferencing. He is currently lodged in Sunaria jail at Rohtak. The three other convicts will now be taken to Ambala jail.

 

 

Source: The Indian Express

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