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Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh

Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was on Friday convicted by a special CBI court in Panchkula in a 15-year old rape case. Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, 50, is the head of spiritual sect Dera Sacha Sauda, which was established by Mastaa Balochistani, on April 29, 1948. The sexual exploitation case was registered against the Dera chief 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 two ‘sadhvis’ (female followers) by Ram Rahim Singh.


Sacrilege case: Conspiracy planned in Dera HQ, says SIT

December 18, 2021 7:58 am

🔴 The confessional statements of the accused indicate the conspiracy was hatched at a common area, said Batala SSP and SIT member Mukhwinder Singh Bhullar in an affidavit to the HC on Friday.

SIT grills Dera head Ram Rahim first time in sacrilege case, poses 100 questions in 7 hrs

November 09, 2021 6:28 am

During “first time and sustained questioning”, Dera chief was posed with “more than 100 questions”, a member of the SIT team said.

Punjab: Govt wants Badals implicated in sacrilege, firing cases, says Sukhbir

November 07, 2021 10:58 pm

SAD president says the state administration putting pressure on DGP to implicate them before the questioning of Sirsa Dera Sacha Sauda chief, Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, by a Special Investigations Team.

Dera head’s production warrant: SIT leaves it to jail admin, court to decide on physical or video link appearance

October 27, 2021 5:58 pm

Dera head was made an accused in the FIR 63 of 2015 into theft of Guru Granth Sahib back in July 2020.

Ram Rahim, in jail for rape, gets life term for 2002 murder

October 19, 2021 5:16 pm

A fine of Rs 31 lakh, half of which will go to Ranjit Singh's son, has also been levied on Ram Rahim.

Dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim appeals for leniency in Ranjit Singh murder case sentencing

October 14, 2021 7:13 pm

Gurmeet Ram Rahim has stated his philanthropic works, ill-health as reasons for a possible leniency

Even after rape, murder convictions, followers stand by Dera head

October 09, 2021 7:58 am

Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh is currently serving a 20-year prison term for the rape of two women followers.

After 19 years, my family will sleep in peace today’: Ranjit Singh's son Jagseer Singh

October 09, 2021 8:01 am

A special CBI court in Panchkula on Friday held Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim and four others guilty in the Ranjit Singh murder case.

Ranjit Singh Murder Case HC junks plea for transfer of case to another CBI court, says can’t allow bench hunting

October 06, 2021 6:58 am

Nixing the plea by the son of Ranjit Singh, who was allegedly murdered by Dera Sacha Sauda Chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim, the Punjab and Haryana High Court said the petitioner can’t have a bench of his choice.

Haryana DSP suspended after Dera chief granted unauthorised access of visitors

August 23, 2021 3:55 pm

DSP Shamsher Singh, who oversaw the security of the Dera chief, has been suspended from the service with immediate effect.


'Love Charzer': A satirical pun on jailed godman Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh

September 15, 2017 2:44 pm

Soon after self-styled godman Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was sent to jail in a rape case, gossip mills have been abuzz with revelations from his "gufa". Taking a sarcastic jibe at him, an illustrator and graphic artist Saksham Verma doled out a comic series on the Dera chief.

30 die, Haryana burns for rape convict Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh

August 26, 2017 10:35 am

At least 28 people were killed and over 150 injured in the violence unleashed by the followers of Dera Sacha Sauda Chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh after he was convicted in a rape case by a special CBI court in Panchkula on Friday. Thousands of enraged supporters went on a rampage and torched vehicles, government buildings and railway stations after the verdict.


Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh sentenced to life in jail for journalist's murder

June 22, 2020 6:05 pm

Dera Sacha Sauda's Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was sentenced to life imprisonment in a murder case. The godman and three of his followers were sentenced on Thursday. He & three followers were convicted of killing journalist Ram Chander in 2002.

Kiku Sharda released after questioning

January 14, 2016 8:08 am

Fatehabad (Haryana), Jan 14 (ANI): Comedian Kiku Sharda has been released after being questioned by the Haryana Police on Thursday since there was no evidence and proof against him. Comedian Kiku Sharda, who plays 'Palak' in a famous comedy sequel 'Comedy Nights with Kapil' was sent to 14 days of judicial custody on Wednesday for mimicking the Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh.

Artists should stay in their limits: comedian Raju Srivastav

January 13, 2016 12:20 pm

Kanpur, Jan 13 (ANI): Reacting on the ruling of 14 days judicial custody to Comedy Night with Kapil fame Kiku Sharda for mimicking Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, comedian Raju Srivastav on Wednesday said although he is unaware of the entire matter in detail but feels that an artist should maintain some limitations while mimicking. Raju further added that in his 34 year long career he has mimicked almost every politician but has never faced any protest. He stressed that as long one does not insult the National flag or any religion, comedians should be free to express.

Actor Kiku Sharda arrested for mimicking Dera Sacha Sauda chief

January 13, 2016 12:18 pm

Kaithal/Haryana, Jan 13 (ANI): Comedian Kiku Sharda, who plays 'Palak' in a famous comedy sequel 'Comedy Nights with Kapil' was sent to 14 days judicial custody on Wednesday for mimicking the Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh. Claiming his innocence for mimicking the Dera Sacha Sauda chief, Sharda said that he played the character only as an entertainer.