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Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh convicted in Journalist's Murder

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Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh convicted in Journalist's Murder
11 January, 2019
Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was on Friday convicted by Panchkula CBI court on charges of murdering Journalist Ram Chandra Chhatrapati in 2002. The quantum of sentence will be pronounced on January 17. Apart from the Dera chief, three others -- Kuldeep Singh, Nirmal Singh and Krishan Lal -- have also been found guilty by the court. 

"All the four accused have been convicted," HPS Verma, lawyer for the Central Bureau of Investigation or CBI, told after judge Jagdeep Singh gave the verdict in Panchkula.

The Dera Sacha Sauda chief, who was convicted for rape, appeared in court from Rohtak’s Sunaria jail through video conferencing.

Journalist Ramchandra Chhatrapati  was shot at in October 2002 after his newspaper, 'Poora Sach', published an anonymous letter narrating how women were being sexually exploited by Gurmeet Ram Rahim at the Dera headquarters in Sirsa. The journalist later succumbed to injuries and a case was registered in 2003 and handed over to the CBI in 2006.

Ram Rahim, 51, was named the main conspirator in the case.

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