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Gurmeet Ram Rahim convicted: Dera chief offered VIP treatment, to stay at guest house in Rohtak jail

Despite the imposition of section 144 in Haryana, Dera followers could be seen gathering at various places. When Haryana education minister Ram Bilas Sharma was questioned about this on Thursday, he replied that section 144 of the CrPC does not apply on "faith".

Written by SUKHBIR SIWACH | Chandigarh | Updated: August 25, 2017 5:09 pm
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Even after conviction of Sirsa’s Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh by the CBI court under rape charges on Friday, the Haryana’s BJP government appeared to be offering “VIP” treatment to the powerful sect chief.  Soon after the verdict, Haryana Jail Minister Krishan Lal Panwar told The Indian Express that the Dera chief would be kept at a guest house in Sunaria Jail in Rohtak district for the time-being.

“The guest house which is situated in the jail complex has been declared a jail till further orders,” added the minister. On being asked whether the government is giving privileges to the “VIP prisoner”, the minister said, “We take such decisions when we face space constraints”.

Despite the imposition of section 144 in Haryana, Dera followers could be seen gathering at various places. When Haryana education minister Ram Bilas Sharma was questioned about this on Thursday, he replied that section 144 of the CrPC does not apply on “faith”. Sharma had also stated that the Dera followers were their guest. The Dera had extended support to the BJP during 2014 assembly polls in Haryana.

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  1. suresh ganpat
    Aug 26, 2017 at 9:08 pm
    The headline should have been: 'Rape and get five-star treatment in the new India'..!!
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      Rabi Mishra
      Aug 26, 2017 at 10:31 am
      Poor Sasikala's VIP treatment in Jail is nothing compared to rapist Ram Rahim's!!!!!
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        Anil
        Aug 25, 2017 at 5:37 pm
        Balatkario aur rakshaso ki suraksha karne wali bjp ki sarkar.
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          Anil
          Aug 25, 2017 at 5:36 pm
          Haryana’s BJP government appeared to offer “VIP” treatment" to Dera chief. shame on you BJP government. BJP government balatkario ko VIP treatment deti hai aur innocent logo ki hatya karti yeh. yeh hai vikaas ka kaam. yehi hai acche din.
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