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Dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh's Twitter account 'withheld' in India

Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was sentenced to 20 years in jail

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Ram Rahim Singh
In this file photo Honeypreet Insan is seen with Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh at the promotion of the film ‘MSG - The Warrior Lion Heart’ in Bengaluru. Photo: PTI

has frozen the official account of Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, the chief who has been convicted in two and sentenced to 20 years in jail.

A search on the micro-blogging site for Ram Rahim's accounts returned a message "@Gurmeetramrahim's account has been withheld in: India".

explains: "In our continuing effort to make our services available to users everywhere, if we receive a valid and properly scoped request from an authorised entity, it may be necessary to reactively withhold access to certain content in a particular country from time to time."

Twitter handle Ram Rahim Singh

handle Ram Rahim Singh

According to Twitter, if twitterati see a "grayed-out user in timeline or elsewhere in Twitter", access to that particular account has been withheld in a particular country, in this case in India.

Fifteen years after he raped two of his female disciples, chief was on Monday sentenced to 20 years in jail for rape and criminal intimidation and fined Rs 30 lakh.

The rapist sect chief was sentenced to 10 years' imprisonment in each of the two instances of rape. The sentences will run consecutively.

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First Published: Fri, September 01 2017. 22:45 IST