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Convicted of murder, Sirsa dera head's sentencing deferred till October 18

Convicted of homicide, Sirsa dera head’s sentencing deferred until October 18 | Information

Chandigarh: A particular CBI courtroom in Panchkula on Tuesday (October 12) deferred until October 18 the pronouncement of quantum of punishment to Dera Sacha Sauda head Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh and 4 others in a homicide case. In response to a CBI counsel, the dera chief pleaded leniency, citing welfare works achieved by the dera.Nevertheless, the CBI opposed it and demanded the “most punishment” below the IPC Part 302. The particular courtroom had convicted them on Friday within the homicide case of a dera supervisor, Ranjit Singh.
The opposite convicted for the crime are Krishan Lal, Jasbir Singh, Avtar Singh and Sabdil. The proceedings within the courtroom started amid tight safety preparations. Statements of the convicts have been recorded first.
“The counsel of another convicts sought time stating that they aren’t prepared with arguments as they should undergo the judgments cited by the prosecution,” CBI particular prosecutor HPS Verma instructed reporters exterior the courtroom. On their request, the courtroom deferred the sentencing until October 18, he mentioned.
Verma mentioned the dera chief pleaded for leniency and had additionally ship his written assertion, by which he highlighted social works achieved by the sect like blood donation camps, eye check-up camps, tree plantation drives and help at varied locations throughout pure calamities. The dera chief additionally cited his well being issues, together with blood strain, eye and kidney illnesses.
Nevertheless, the CBI opposed any leniency and cited some judgments of the apex courtroom and on the idea of that requested for optimum sentence. When particularly requested if the CBI has sought demise penalty, Verma mentioned, “We now have sought most sentence prescribed below Part 302 of the IPC.”
Replying to a query, he mentioned below Part 302 IPC, the minimal sentence is life imprisonment and the utmost sentence is demise penalty. When requested about Ram Rahim’s physique language as he appeared by video-conferencing, he mentioned, “All I can say is that he was sitting within the jail. He was offered a chair and was sitting there, that is all I can say.”
In Panchkula, prohibitory orders below Part 144 of the CrPC have been clamped. Police had additionally tightened safety in Sirsa, the place the sect is headquartered, in anticipation that sentence could possibly be pronounced by the courtroom on Tuesday.
The dera chief, who’s at the moment lodged in Rohtak’s Sunaria jail since his conviction in 2017 for raping his two disciples, appeared by video-conferencing, the opposite 4 have been current within the courtroom. One accused within the homicide case had handed away a 12 months in the past. Former dera supervisor Ranjit Singh, who was additionally a follower of the sect, was shot useless in 2002. He was murdered for his suspected function within the circulation of an nameless letter, which narrated how girls have been being sexually exploited by the dera head.
In response to the CBI cost sheet, the cera chief believed that Ranjit Singh was behind the circulation of the nameless letter and hatched a conspiracy to kill him.Over two years in the past, he was additionally awarded life imprisonment for the homicide of a journalist, Ram Chander Chhatrapati. 
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