The Supreme Court on Tuesday will hear a plea filed by Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh in connection with a 14 year-old rape case in which two Dera followers had accused him of molestation. The case was investigated by the CBI on the directions of the High Court. The hearing is in going on in a trial court.
The sexual exploitation case against Dera chief was registered in 2002 by the CBI on the directions of the Punjab and Haryana High Court after anonymous letters were circulated about the alleged sexual exploitation of female followers by Gurmeet Ram Rahim. The letter alleged that the two female followers were raped by the Dera chief. Both the victims had recorded their statements before the court and had confirmed that they were raped. Their statements are part of the CBI charge sheet which was filed on July 30, 2007 in the CBI special court.
Gurmeet Ram Rahim has denied the charges and has also told the court that he is not ‘capable’ of making physical relations.