Dera Chief Ram Rahim Gets 20 Years Jail Term and 30.2 Lakhs as Fine [Read Order]

Dera Chief Ram Rahim Gets 20 Years Jail Term


After long wait of 15 Years, Special CBI Judge Jagdeep Singh, sentenced self-proclained God-man Gurumeet Ram Rahim of Dera Saccha Sauda, 20 years imprisonment. He was convicted in two charges and judge held him liable for both, sentencing him 10 years in each to run consecutively.
The sentence was pronounced in open makeshift court in District Jail Rohtak in Sunaria, where judge was flown to rohtak from Panchkula to pronounce the sentence.
Where he was sentenced 20 Years imprisonment and FINE OF RS.30,20,000/- in total.
Victim- A
     For offence u/s 376 of IPC
Rigorous Imprisonment for 10 years along with fine of Rs.15.00 lakh (Out of which Rs. 14.00 lakh is to be paid to Victim-A as compensation). In case of default in payment of fine, further RI of 2 years.
     For offence u/s 506 of IPC
Rigorous Imprisonment for 2 years along with fine of Rs. 10,000/-, In case of default in payment of fine, further RI of 3 months.
Victim- B
     For offence u/s 376 of IPC
Rigorous Imprisonment for 10 years along with fine of Rs.15.00 lakh (Out of which Rs. 14.00 lakh is to be paid to Victim-B as compensation). In case of default in payment of fine, further RI of 2 years.
     For offence u/s 506 of IPC
Rigorous Imprisonment for 2 years along with fine of Rs. 10,000/-, In case of default in payment of fine, further RI of 3 months.

Both these sentences in respect of Victim-A and Victim-B to run consecutively i.e. the sentence with reference to Victim-B will start after the sentence with reference to Victim-A has been completed. Thus, the total sentence will run for 20 years Rigorous Imprisonment and total fine will be of Rs. 30,20,000/-.
CBI had registered a case on 12.12.2002 u/s 376, 506 & 509 of IPC on the orders dated 24.9.2002 of the Hon’ble High Court of Punjab & Haryana at Chandigarh passed in Crl. Misc. No. 26994-M of 2002 – Court on its Own Motion Vs. State directing CBI to investigate the alleged sexual exploitation of Sadhvis at Dera Sacha Sauda, Sirsa by Baba Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, the Head of Dera Sacha Sauda, Sirsa.
After thorough investigation, CBI filed a charge sheet against accused Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh u/s 376 & 506 of IPC on 30.07.2007. Charges were framed against the accused on 6.9.2008. During trial, the prosecution examined 15 witnesses. The accused was also examined. Thereafter, one witness was examined as a Court Witness on the orders of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India. The Defence examined 37 witnesses. The final arguments were concluded on 17.08.2017.

The Special Judge for CBI Cases, Panchkula(Haryana) found the accused guilty U/s 376 & 506
The judge gave 20 minute each party to hear about sentence quantum, where CBI demanded life term for the Dera chief and the defence lawyer pleaded for leniency citing his social work in the area of drug and alcohol de-addiction. While he was held guilty in these rape cases and sentenced for 20 years, he still is accused of murdering Ranjit Singh, brother of anonymous Sadhvi, who wrote letter on which instance case was registered 15 years back.

Read the order here.


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