Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh convicted in rape case: 10 facts about Dera chief

200,000 supporters of Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim have assembled in Panchkula

Ram Rahim Singh

Ram Rahim Singh

BS Web Team New Delhi
After 200 hearings spread over 10 years and numerous stay orders of higher courts, a CBI special trial court in Panchkula on Friday convicted Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, in a case related to raping his female followers. The court will pronounce the sentencing on Monday.

Since Wednesday, parts of Haryana, Punjab and Chandigarh have been under a security lockdown as 200,000 supporters of Ram Rahim had assembled in Panchkula ahead of the verdict.

Schools, colleges, and government offices remained closed, and train and bus services have been curtailed. The army was on standby, while police

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First Published: Aug 25 2017 | 3:10 PM IST

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