Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh sentenced to 20 years in prison, no reports of violence in Haryana [Photos]

A special CBI court sentenced Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh to 20 years in prison for the two separate rape cases against him

FP Staff August 28, 2017 22:40:10 IST
Security personnel keeping strict vigil near Sunariya Jail, where Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh’s quantum of sentence was pronounced, in Rohtak on Monday. A special CBI court sentenced him to 20 years in prison for the two separate rape cases against him. PTI
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Security personnel keeping strict vigil near Sunariya Jail, where Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh’s quantum of sentence was pronounced, in Rohtak on Monday. A special CBI court sentenced him to 20 years in prison for the two separate rape cases against him. PTI
The chopper carrying CBI Judge Jagdeep Singh is seen arriving at the Sunariya Jail to announce the sentence. Singh said both sentences will run consecutively for a total of 20 years in jail and also fined the self-styled godman Rs 15 lakh in each of the two cases, of which Rs 14 lakh each would go to the two victims who were part of his sect and were coerced into having sex with him. PTI
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The chopper carrying CBI Judge Jagdeep Singh is seen arriving at the Sunariya Jail to announce the sentence. Singh said both sentences will run consecutively for a total of 20 years in jail and also fined the self-styled godman Rs 15 lakh in each of the two cases, of which Rs 14 lakh each would go to the two victims who were part of his sect and were coerced into having sex with him. PTI
SK Garg Narwana, defence lawyer for Ram Rahim, reacts while talking to the media near Sunariya Jail after the sentence was announced. The Dera sect chief reportedly broke down in the court and had to be forcibly removed from the courtroom, following which he complained of chest pains. Narwana said Ram Rahim will challenge the length of the sentence in Punjab and Haryana High Court. PTI
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SK Garg Narwana, defence lawyer for Ram Rahim, reacts while talking to the media near Sunariya Jail after the sentence was announced. The Dera sect chief reportedly broke down in the court and had to be forcibly removed from the courtroom, following which he complained of chest pains. Narwana said Ram Rahim will challenge the length of the sentence in Punjab and Haryana High Court. PTI
Special Commissioner (Civil) V Umashanker (right) and IG Hisar range AS Dhillon (left), talk to the media in Sirsa after the sentencing on Monday. They asserted Sirsa did not witness any untoward incident after the sentencing. Umashankar said the deputy commissioner of Sirsa had ordered the attachment of Dera Sacha Sauda accounts and compensation to the people affected by violence may be given from these as per court orders. PTI
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Special Commissioner (Civil) V Umashanker (right) and IG Hisar range AS Dhillon (left), talk to the media in Sirsa after the sentencing on Monday. They asserted Sirsa did not witness any untoward incident after the sentencing. Umashankar said the deputy commissioner of Sirsa had ordered the attachment of Dera Sacha Sauda accounts and compensation to the people affected by violence may be given from these as per court orders. PTI
There was tight security in and around Dera Sacha Sauda headquarters to contain the possible violence following the sentence announcement in Sirsa on Monday. PTI
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There was tight security in and around Dera Sacha Sauda headquarters to contain the possible violence following the sentence announcement in Sirsa on Monday. PTI
Dera Sacha Sauda followers queue up for police formalities before boarding the Haryana Roadways buses provided by the administration to return to their respective places, in Sirsa district on Monday. PTI
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Dera Sacha Sauda followers queue up for police formalities before boarding the Haryana Roadways buses provided by the administration to return to their respective places, in Sirsa district on Monday. PTI
The burnt remains of a car torched by unknown people at Kotli village in Sirsa on Monday. Dera followers allegedly set two cars on fire near the DSS headquarters in Sirsa, before the sentence was pronounced. PTI
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The burnt remains of a car torched by unknown people at Kotli village in Sirsa on Monday. Dera followers allegedly set two cars on fire near the DSS headquarters in Sirsa, before the sentence was pronounced. PTI
Police personnel continued to keep a vigil near the New Delhi Railway Station on Monday. Several places have been kept under curfew and prohibitory orders even after the sentence was announced. PTI
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Police personnel continued to keep a vigil near the New Delhi Railway Station on Monday. Several places have been kept under curfew and prohibitory orders even after the sentence was announced. PTI