Special CBI judge Jagdeep Singh sentenced Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh to 20 years of imprisonment. The sentencing came three days after the CBI court in Panchkula convicted Singh in a 2002 rape case.
A three-tier security ring was set up around the district jail. The Dera chief was sent for a medical examination and then will be given a prison uniform and will be allotted a jail cell.
Important Takeaways from Above News-
- The CBI filed the chargesheet against the Dera head in Ambala court in July 2007 about five years after the registration of the rape case (in 2002).
- The chargesheet mentions sexual exploitation of two ‘Sadhvis’ (women followers) between 1999 and 2001.
Source- The Indian Express