Gurmeet Ram Rahim Rape Case Verdict: Sentencing Set For 28 August
Panchkula’s Special CBI Court on 25 August found Sacha Sauda Dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh guilty of rape. The quantum of punishment would be announced on 28 August.
Punjab and Haryana have been on edge over the past few days in anticipation of the verdict.
The case, which dates back to 2002, was based on the accusations of two women who used to be members of the DSS. The women alleged they were sexually exploited by the spiritual leader at Sirsa, the headquarters of the sect.
It was estimated that over one lakh followers congregated in the Haryana town ahead of the verdict. Security was stepped up in both the states as large-scale violence was anticipated in case of a conviction.
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