Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh has been sentenced to life imprisonment, along with four others in Dera’s former manager Ranjit Singh’s murder case.
Ranjit Singh was murdered for his supposed role in the circulation of an anonymous letter, which narrated how women were being sexually exploited by the Dera chief. The Dera chief believed that Ranjit Singh was behind the circulation of the anonymous letter and conspired to kill him, according to the CBI chargesheet.
Dera Sacha Sauda chief and four others were found guilty and convicted for the murder of Ranjit Singh in 2002 by the special CBI court in Panchkula on October 8. While the CBI had demanded death sentence for the Dera Chief Ram Rahim in the prior hearing, he pleaded for mercy via video conference from Rohtak jail.
The other four sentenced in the case are Krishan Lal, Jasbir Singh, Avtar Singh and Sabdil.