Gurmeet Ram Rahim of Dera Sacha Sauda gets Z plus Security from Haryana Government
Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim is currently out of jail on a 21-day furlough from Sunaria jail and is currently staying in Gurugram.
The Khattar-led Haryana government had provided Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim with Z plus category security amidst reports of threats to him from the Pro-Khalistan element. Rahim has been serving life imprisonment after he was convicted of murdering a former journalist and raping the disciples of Dera Sacha Sauda. Currently, Dera chief is out of jail on a 21-day furlough from Sunaria jail and is residing in Gurugram.
As per the Z+ Security cover, Rahim will be getting 10 NSG security personnel for mobile security and two (plus eight) for residence security.
The BJP-ruled Haryana government’s decision to grant the top-tier security cover to the convicted sect leader comes after his request. Defending the move, the State government submitted a detailed report to the Punjab and Haryana high court claiminhg that Gurmeet Ram Rahim is not a hardcore criminal and that the Dera chief was not an assailant and had not executed the actual killing in the two murder cases for which he has been convicted.
The Punjab and Haryana High Court had asked the state government to give the details along with its decision to grant Rahim a 21-day furlough after there was a complaint by an independent candidate contesting in the recently concluded Punjab Assembly Polls moved to court against his release before voting in Punjab.
Gurmeet Ram Rahim was convicted by a special CBI court in Panchkula in 2017.