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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.


2015 ‘BIR’ theft case: SIT names Sirsa Dera head in five-year-old case, says plans afoot to question him

July 06, 2020 11:21 pm

Apart from the Sirsa Dera head, Gurmeet Ram Rahim, three national committee members of Dera Sacha Sauda -- Harsh Dhuri, Sandeep Bareta and Pardeep Kaler -- have also been nominated in the same FIR.

Murder case against Ram Rahim: CBI concludes final arguments, next hearing on Feb 1

January 20, 2020 11:30 am

Ranjeet Singh, a member of Dera's influential 10-member committee, was shot dead on July 10, 2002, when he was returning from his fields at his native village in Kurukshetra district.

Murder case against Ram Rahim: Defence concludes evidence, final arguments begin

December 15, 2019 12:33 pm

On Saturday, the counsel representing the accused Ram Rahim produced documentary evidence as part of their defence after which the counsels representing the CBI were asked to address arguments — a final stage in the matter before passing of verdict.

Ranjit Singh murder case: CBI court says ‘oldest matter in this court, must be decided expeditiously’

November 07, 2019 10:50 am

The matter was adjourned on Tuesday as one of the accused, Inder Sain, had submitted a written request on grounds of his wife being seriously ill, whom he is taking care of.

Haryana spells out jail security around Dera head, he says deployment ‘sufficient’

November 07, 2019 8:43 am

Quoting the Sessions Judge's communication further, the court also said the convict is allowed to meet his relatives and a medical examination is also conducted each month by doctors of PGI Rohtak.

Dera violence: Court drops 'waging war' charges against Ram Rahim's aide Honeypreet, 44 others

November 03, 2019 9:12 pm

At least 35 people had died in Panchkula and six in Sirsa after the Dera followers went on rampage on August 25, 2017.

No parole for Ram Rahim; HC dismisses fourth plea, this time filed by his wife

August 28, 2019 3:53 am

As per the said provision of the 1988 Act, a prisoner can be released for three weeks in case a member of the prisoner’s family is seriously ill but the relief can be denied in case the release “is likely to endanger the security of the State or its maintenance of public order”.

Explained: Ram Rahim applies for parole; what this means

June 26, 2019 9:57 am

Release of a convict while serving his or her sentence. Why is it granted, what are the conditions to fulfil?

Journalist murder case: Dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim, three others get lifer

January 17, 2019 7:25 pm

On January 11, the special CBI court in Panchkula had convicted the jailed self-styled godman and his three followers – Krishan Lal, Kuldeep Singh and Nirmal Singh – to prison in the 2002 case pertaining to the murder of journalist Ramchander Chhatrapati.

Rape, murder, castration: All the cases against Gurmeet Ram Rahim

January 18, 2019 7:37 am

Ram Rahim is currently in Rohtak’s Sunaria jail, serving a 20-year sentence in rape cases, in which he was convicted by the Special CBI court in August 2017.


'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.