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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.


Punjab Opposition leader slams Haryana government over parole to Dera chief

January 31, 2023 7:20 pm

In a written statement, Bajwa said: “To gain political mileage, the [Chief Minister] Manohar Lal Khattar [led] government in Haryana has put the peaceful atmosphere of Punjab at stake.”

Amid rising criticism, Dera chief Ram Rahim to address followers of Bathinda on Sunday

January 28, 2023 8:33 pm

Although the Sunday Naam Charcha is a regular affair at deras of Sacha Sauda, this congregation will be special because of Ram Rahim’s presence.

SAD slams ‘misuse of parole’ to Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh

January 26, 2023 3:35 pm

Shiromani Akali Dal said, “Ram Rahim should be shifted to a non-BJP state far from north India like West Bengal.”

Dera Sacha Sauda chief to attend ‘mega satsang’ at Sirsa virtually from his UP ashram today

January 26, 2023 2:50 am

As part of the celebrations of Shah Satnam Singh’s birth anniversary, Gurmeet Singh’s video....

Haryana BJP leaders seek Dera chief's blessings; Delhi Commission for Women slams CM Khattar

January 24, 2023 10:35 am

Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh is serving a 20-year jail term for raping two of his disciples, murdering journalist Ram Chander Chhatrapati and hatching a conspiracy to kill a former manager of the Dera, Ranjit Singh.

Dera chief walks out on parole — second time in 3 months, fourth in last 14

January 22, 2023 3:24 am

Ram Rahim had said in his parole application that he wants to attend an event to mark the birth anniversary of former dera chief Shah Satnam Singh on January 25.

Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh once again seeks parole

January 16, 2023 5:15 pm

The Dera chief mentioned that January 25 marks the birth anniversary of Dera Sacha Sauda's second chief Shah Satnam. He added that the Dera organises a religious congregation on that day in which free food is served to thousands of devotees.

Sacrilege case revision plea: HC asks SIT to provide Ram Rahim documents attached with chargesheet

December 06, 2022 7:51 am

The high court after hearing the plea told the SIT of the Punjab Police to provide Ram Rahim all such documents that have been relied upon by the investigating agency in the challan against him.

HC dismisses plea seeking cancellation of Ram Rahim’s parole as withdrawn

November 15, 2022 8:30 am

According to Haryana state counsel, the Haryana government will decide the said representation within a week, Arora said while speaking to reporters.

Don’t know if a person on parole can sing or not: Vij on Ram Rahim

October 28, 2022 4:06 am

Ram Rahim, who is serving a 20-year jail term for raping two women disciples at his ashram in Sirsa, was granted parole for 40 days last week.


'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.