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Dera Sirsa Chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Gets Imprisonment for Life in Murder Case

January 17, 2019 | By

Panchkula/Chandigarh: A CBI special court today granted imprisonment for life to Dera Sauda Sirsa (DSS)’s chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim journalist in Ram Chander Chhatrapati murder case. The sentence was announced today to Gurmeet Ram Rahim and three others who heard the sentence through video conferencing. Quartet were convicted by CBI special judge Jagdeep Singh on January 11, 2018.

Gurmeet Ram Rahim (L), Anshul Chattarpati holding photo of his father Ram Chandar Chattarpati (R) [File Photos]

Ram Chandar Chhatrapati, who was editor of Poora Sach newspaper, was shot at a point blank range at his residence in Sirsa on October 24, 2002, months after he published an anonymous letter narrating how women finding solace in the dera as sadhvis were sexually harassed and raped by the dera chief. Ram Chandar Chhatrapati had succumbed to his injuries a few days later.

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