With two days left for the release of his film in the country, Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was on Wednesday granted permission by a special CBI court to travel abroad for its promotion.
The Dera chief is facing trial in three cases — a rape case and two murder cases — in the special CBI court in Panchkula. He had moved an application seeking permission to travel out of the country from February 20 to March 3. Some of the countries he plans to visit to promote his film MSG — The Messenger include — the United States, United Kingdom, Nepal, Canada and New Zealand.
MSG — The Messenger is directed, produced, written and edited by the Dera chief who also plays the lead role. After initial objection from the Censor Board of Film Certification, the movie was finally approved for release on February 13.
“The movie will be released in other countries as well and the Dera chief had scheduled some promotional events abroad, for which we required permission from the court. The movie has been approved for release in the US and UK, but he has to get film certification from other countries,” said Sahil A Garg Narwana, Dera chief’s counsel.