A particular CBI courtroom in Panchkula on Friday convicted Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh for the homicide of former Dera supervisor Ranjit Singh in 2002. The quantum of the sentence shall be pronounced on October 12.
The sect chief has been in jail since his conviction in 2017 for raping two disciples.
The particular courtroom convicted Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh and 4 others — Krishan Lal, Jasbir Singh, Avtar Singh and Sabdil — for the homicide, CBI particular prosecutor HPS Verma mentioned over telephone.
One extra accused within the homicide case had handed away a yr in the past.
Recently, the Punjab and Haryana High Court had dismissed a petition in search of the switch of the Ranjit Singh homicide case from the particular CBI courtroom in Panchkula to another particular CBI courtroom in Punjab, Haryana or Chandigarh.
Former Dera supervisor Ranjit Singh, who was additionally a follower of the sect, was shot useless in 2002. He was murdered for his suspected function within the circulation of an nameless letter, which narrated how girls have been being sexually exploited by the sect head on the Dera headquarters.
According to the CBI cost sheet, the Dera chief believed that Ranjit Singh was behind the circulation of the nameless letter and hatched a conspiracy to kill him.
In 2017, Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was sentenced to 20-year imprisonment for raping two disciples. He is at the moment lodged in Rohtak’s Sunaria jail.
Over two years again, the sect head was additionally awarded life imprisonment for the homicide of a journalist, Ram Chander Chhatrapati.
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