The Punjab and Haryana High Court had ordered both the Haryana and Punjab governments to evaluate the Dera’s movable and immovable assets after the violence on August 25 following Ram Rahim’s conviction.
Villagers say there was bitterness against Gurmeet Ram Rahim after they were ‘intimidated, forced’ to sell land
Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh is turning out to be “most disciplined and well behaved prisoner” who quietly follows all the directions given to him, eats his jail meals without a fuss, and carries out his task of gardening in a small patch outside his cell, the DGP said.
The police released 10 pictures of Dera followers who were involved in the riots on August 25.
Officials investigating the Dera said that Honeypreet’s insistence that Ram Rahim’s son Jasmeet merge his Kings brand biscuits with the Dera’s MSG products led to a fall out between father and son.
DGP also dismissed reports that Ram Rahim was being extended any special treatment. “He is living in jail like any other ordinary inmate and he is living like a disciplined inmate. He is being provided the same food as given to other prisoners,” he said.
Officials of the Dera Sacha Sauda Trust, which runs the institutes, said they expect the attendance to go up in the coming days as many outstation students were on their way back.
RTI activist Kapoor says, “The prisoners who are graduate or post-graduate fall under the category of B Class, who are entitled for better facilities than of General Category in the jail. I have also sought information regarding educational qualification of the dera chief.”
Cops say the demand is fuelled by suggestions by astrologers; spurt in requests after dera head’s conviction
Gurmeet Ram Rahim case: On the first day of arguments Saturday, more than 110 personnel from paramilitary forces and police in uniform and plain clothes were deployed around the complex.
In both the murder cases against Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, the apex court and Punjab and Haryana High Court agreed to examine the hostile witnesses again in the cases, in which witnesses were once turned hostile.
Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh is lodged in Sunaria jail of Rohtak after the Dera chief was convicted of rape and criminal intimidation by the same CBI court on August 25.
The disgraced cult leader, who is lodged in Rohtak’s Sunaria jail on charges of rape, appeared via video-conferencing. He has been named as the main conspirator in the cases.
Khatta Singh approached a special CBI court on Saturday stating he wants to record a fresh statement against Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh. He had earlier retracted his statement.
Khatta Singh, Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh’s former driver, approached a special CBI court on Saturday stating that he wants to record a fresh statement against the Dera Sacha Sauda chief. The CBI has fixed the next date of hearing on his application for September 22.