Finally, jail term has been announced for Ram Rahim by Judge of the Special CBI court. The Judge, Jagdeep Singh has announced 2 consecutive, 10 years term for each charge imprisoning Dera Chief Ram Rahim Singh for sexual assault. The Army will enter the premises of Dera to vacate all the premises of Dera Sacha Sauda.
The decision was announced at 3:30 pm. The government deployed paramilitary forces outside the court and also the curfew was imposed in various regions of Haryana and Punjab, ahead of the decision on Ram Rahim rape case.
Earlier on Friday, the CBI court convicted Love Charger Baba Ram Rahim in the 2002 rape case. Ram Rahim was accused of raping two women, who were his Dera followers.Both filed a case against him and appealed to Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee to take action against him.
The government had ensured multiple layers of security in and around the Rohtak Jail. Various districts of Punjab and Haryana announced a curfew, also all schools and colleges were closed ahead of Ram Rahim’s sentencing. Also, high alert and section 144 were imposed in various areas of Delhi, Ghaziabad, and Noida.
4:19 pm- Congress tweeted that the judiciary has proven that no one is above the Constitution and the rule of law.
— Congress (@INCIndia) August 28, 2017
3:30 pm- 10-years jail term for Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh for raping Sadhvis or his followers in 2002. Unrest reported inside the Dera headquarters.
3:18 pm- The CBI officials have come out announced that Punjab CM Cpt. Amarinder Singh holds the emergency meeting. The judge begins reading quantum.
3:05 pm- The latest updates from the sources, the arguments have just ended in the court and sentencing will be announced soon.
3:00 pm- The prosecution ensuring the life imprisonment punishment to Ram Rahim.
2:57 pm- The deployment of the maximum paramilitary forces has done, the maximum number of BSF and CrPF have arrived outside the court in Rohtak.
2:45 pm- Arguments are underway, the decision or the quantum of sentence decision would take time. The security deployment has been put on the outskirts of the court.
2:30 pm- Quantum of sentence against Ram Rahim to be announced soon. The CBI court proceedings have just begun. The judge came inside the temporary court room.
2:20 pm- Today, authorities in Haryana issued shoot at sight orders in and around the District Jail near Rohtak ahead of rape convict Dera Sacha Sauda chief Ram Rahim.
1:23 pm – The Home Minister reviewed the security situation in Haryana and Punjab and said the situation was “still tense but under control”. As per the sources, Home Minister Rajnath Singh held a review meeting with National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi and other officials.
12:48 pm – The Ex-CBI officer asked to close the case against Dera chief. While speaking to IANS 67-year-old M. Narayanan, former joint director of the Central Bureau of Investigation said, “he was lucky to be away from Delhi when the Dera chief’s conviction was finally taking place”. He said “It was in 2007 that this case was handed over to me by two senior officials and I was asked to close it,” Narayanan said. The former CBI officer said for him it was just like any other case. The officials handed him the case with some specific orders and asked to close it.