Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh has been jailed for 10 years by a special CBI court today on Monday (August 28). The Dera Sacha Sauda chief was arrested on Friday from Panchkula, Haryana after the court convicted him in a 14-year-long rape case.
The sentencing hearing was held in Sunaria jail, Rohtak.
The rape accusation against the godman and self-styled singer/actor was made by one of his own devotees – a Dera Sandhvi – who wrote an anonymous letter to Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in 2002, accusing the Dera chief of raping her.
In her letter, the complainant also mentioned around 40 instances of rape inside Ram Rahim Singh’s Dera campus on the outskirts of Sirsa in Haryana. After the surfacing of the letter, Punjab and Haryana High Court took the case and referred it to the CBI.
Ram Rahim Singh has appeared in MSG – The Messenger, MSG – The Messenger 2, MSG: The Warrior Lion Heart, Hind Ka Napak ko Jawab – MSG Lion Heart – 2 and Jattu Engineer.