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Thursday , 17 January 2019
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Special Cell, Bottled Water And Assistant For Ram Rahim In Rohtak Jail

Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, a self-styled spiritual guru and head of the Dera Sacha Sauda sect, has been moved to a prison in Haryana’s Rohtak.

The rape convict will be lodged in a special cell, will get bottled mineral water and an assistant to stay with him, sources said.

A court in Panchkula has found Ram Rahim, 50, guilty of raping two women followers in 2002.

After being convicted and arrested, the Dera chief was taken to Rohtak by helicopter.

After he landed in Rohtak, Ram Rahim was taken to a police guest house that served as a makeshift jail.

He was shifted to a prison only much later in the evening.

Yesterday in court he dressed in white clothes and with his long hair loose, hands folded and his eyes closed when the judge started reading the verdict. 

He will be sentenced on Monday.

After the judgement was announced, his followers erupted in violence, attacking and setting on fire vehicles and public property and clashing with the police. 

Thirty people have died and about 250 have been injured.

There has been violence in other parts of Punjab and Haryana too.


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