Panchkula CBI court posts hearing in murder case against Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh on 27 October

A special CBI court, hearing final arguments in the case related to the murder of former Dera Sacha Sauda manager Ranjit Singh, allegedly involving sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, on Wednesday posted the case for 27 October.

PTI October 25, 2017 20:50:54 IST
Panchkula CBI court posts hearing in murder case against Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh on 27 October

Panchkula: A special CBI court, hearing final arguments in the case related to the murder of former Dera Sacha Sauda manager Ranjit Singh, allegedly involving sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, on Wednesday posted the case for 27 October.

The disgraced cult leader, lodged in Rohtak's Sunaria jail after his conviction in a rape case, appeared via video- conferencing in the court of judge Jagdeep Singh.

Panchkula CBI court posts hearing in murder case against Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh on 27 October

File image of jailed Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh. Wikimedia Commons

The arguments in the case were held for about an hour, CBI counsel HPS Verma said.

The court adjourned the case for 27 October, he said.

Ram Rahim has been named as the main conspirator in the Ranjit Singh murder case. Besides Ram Rahim, the other accused in the case include Krishan Lal, Jasbir Singh, Sabdil Singh and Indersen.

Former Dera manager Ranjit Singh was shot dead in 2002.

He was murdered for his suspected role in the circulation of the anonymous letter, narrating how women were being sexually exploited by the sect head at the Dera headquarters in Sirsa.

The special CBI court is also hearing the journalist Ram Chander Chhatrapati murder case. Chhatrapati was shot at in October 2002 after a newspaper owned by him, 'Poora Sach', published an anonymous letter narrating how women were being sexually exploited by the sect head at the Dera headquarters.

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