Live Update: Gurmeet Ram Rahim Sentenced to 20 years Of Rigorous Imprisonment, Fined 30 Lakhs
New Delhi: CBI Special court pronounced 20 years imprisonment to Dera Sacha Sauda Chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim. Total sentence of 20 years is the divided quantum of 10-10 years for each two rape cases of Dera Sadhvis; both the sentence of 376 and 506 would run consecutively, not concurrently.
A special court was set-up in the Rohtak jail. The Court also fined the convicted Dera chief Rs 30 Lakh (15 lakhs each for both the victims) for three separate offences.CBI court allotted ten minutes each to both the sides to put forth their arguments. The prosecution demands maximum punishment for the rape convict. CBI judge Jagdeep Singh arrived at the makeshift court via chopper. Defense Lawyer argued that Ram Rahim Singh is social worker who has worked for welfare of people, so judge should take a lenient view. Defense also argued for leniency on the health grounds.The arguments for the quantum of sentence began at Rohtak’s Sonaria jail. Media reports said that Ram Rahim Singh broke down during the quantum of punishment was being read out, pleaded the judge with folded hands.#RamRahim has been lodged in the cell no 1997 of the Rohtak Jail. NDTV reported that Ram Rahim joins a growing number of rape convicts in Haryana jails, which throw some serious statistics.Haryana has the second-highest number of convicts lodged in the district jails.No of deaths of peers of Baba in jail as Haryana jails has 1,003 male convicts in the age group of 50 and above, according to the 2015 data.Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar said, “Law and order situation will not be allowed to be disturbed”.