Dera chief reports ill health, doctors sent to prison

Dera chief reports ill health, doctors sent to prison

A team of doctors was rushed to the District Jail in Sunaria near Rohtak town in Haryana on Saturday after rapist Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, the chief of Dera Sacha Sauda sect, complained of ill health.

It was not immediately known what health issues the disgraced sect chief was facing.

A team of five doctors was sent to the prison premises to examine Ram Rahim.

Security agencies beefed up security measures in Rohtak town, about 10 km from Sunaria, and particularly around the Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (PGIMS).

Police sources said the team of doctors from PGIMS examined Ram Rahim on Saturday and found him fine. The doctors told the jail officials that there was no immediate need to shift him to hospital.

Ram Rahim had feigned health concerns on August 28 just minutes after he was sentenced to 20 years of rigorous imprisonment. Doctors had examined him and found him fine.

Ram Rahim was convicted in the 1999 rape cases by a CBI special court in Panchkula on August 25. His conviction led to violence in Panchkula and Sirsa in Haryana, leaving 38 people dead and 264 injured. Isolated incidents of violence were also reported from Delhi and several other places in Punjab.

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