Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh has been sentenced to 20 years’ imprisonment in two rape cases. Both the jail terms will run simultaneously and Rs 30 lakh fine with 15lakh for each case. Special CBI judge Jagdeep Singh pronounced quantum of sentence to Ram Rahim, 50, in rape case in the temporary court -Rohtak’s Sonaria jail on Monday.
Dera Chairperson, Vipassana Insaan appealed to the followers to peacefully abide by the judgement.
The judge gave opportunity for the two sides to put forth their argument. Defence lawyer requested the judge to be lenient keeping in mind the good activities done by RamRahim as a social worker for the people and also on Health grounds. The self-styled godman was in tears in the court. However, prosecution demanded maximum punishment for rape convict.
Ram Rahim was convicted under IPC section 376 for rape, Section 506 for criminal intimidation and Section 509 for word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman.