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CBI questions Ram Rahim on forced castration of 400 followers at his ashram

The CBI initiated probe in the matter on a directive, issued by the Punjab and Haryana High Court in 2014

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New Delhi: In this file picture Dera Sacha Sauda chief Baba Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh addresses a press conference in Dharamsala on Oct 17, 2016. A special CBI court on Monday sentenced Dera chief 20 years in prison in each of the two separate cases of
Dera Sacha Sauda chief Baba Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh

The (CBI) has questioned chief over a complaint filed by Hansraj Chauhan, alleging that the former castrated around 400 of his followers at his

Former Dera follower Chauhan had claimed in a petition that he and 400 others were castrated by doctors at the on Ram Rahim's command.

The CBI initiated probe in the matter on a directive, issued by the Punjab and Haryana High Court in 2014.

Earlier, police arrested two close aides of the Dera chief to find that their testicles had been removed.

The probe agency had also recorded statements of two doctors for their alleged role in carrying out forced castrations.

Singh is currently serving a 20-year sentence at Rohtak prison after a Haryana court held him guilty in a rape case.

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First Published: Thu, October 12 2017. 10:07 IST
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