Ranjit Singh murder case: A special CBI court in Panchkula on Tuesday deferred Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim’s sentencing to October 18. The court had convicted the dera head and four others on October 8.
Gurmeet Ram Rahim appeared virtually while four others appeared physically before the court.
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Heavy security was deployed outside the district court complex on Tuesday as a special CBI court was to pronounce the quantum of sentence against Sirsa Dera chief Ram Rahim and four others in the Ranjit Singh murder case.
Also, Section 144 was imposed in the district to prevent any untoward situation.
Earlier on October 8, Ram Rahim, Jasbir Singh, Sabdil Singh, Krishan Lal, Inder Sain were pronounced guilty in the Ranjit Singh murder case.
Ranjit Singh was shot dead near his fields in Khanpur Kolian village of Kurukshetra district on July 10, 2002. He had reportedly developed differences with the Dera chief following the allegations of rape of Sadhvis.
Currently, the Dera chief is serving a 20-year jail term for raping two followers and has been sentenced to life for the murder of a journalist in 2002.