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Dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh sentenced to 20 years in jail for rapes

The court also imposed a fine of Rs 30 lakh on the sect chief

IANS  |  Rohtak 

Followers of Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh arrive at his 'ashram' in Sirsa. Photo: PTI
File photo: Followers of Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh arrive at his 'ashram' in Sirsa. Photo: PTI

Rape convict Dera Sacha Sauda chief was on Monday sentenced to 20 years in jail for the rape and criminal intimidation of two female disciples.

The sect chief has been sentenced to a 10-year prison term in each of the two cases of rape. Both sentences will run consecutively.

Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) special court judge Jagdeep Singh, while announcing the sentence here on Monday, also imposed a fine of Rs 30 lakh on the sect chief.

The rape victims would get Rs 14 lakh each as compensation from this amount.

The court had on Friday held the guilty of rape and criminal intimidation of the two female disciples in 1999. The complaint in the case was filed in 2002.

First Published: Mon, August 28 2017. 19:14 IST
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