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Ram Rahim get life imprisonment for journalist's murder 16 years ago

The Dera Sacha Sauda chief and the three others convicted last Friday in the case appeared before the court through video conferencing

Press Trust of India  |  Panchkula (Haryana) 

Gurmeet Ram Rahim
Gurmeet Ram Rahim | Illustrations: Ajay Mohanty

A special in Thursday sentenced self-styled godman Gurmeet Singh and three others to life imprisonment for the murder of a over 16 years ago.

The chief and the three others convicted last Friday in the case appeared before the court through

"All four have been sentenced to life imprisonment," CBI H P S Verma said.

On January 11, special CBI had convicted the four men for the murder of in 2002.

All the four were convicted under section 302 (murder) and 120 B (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code.

appeared through from in Rohtak, where he is already serving a 20-year-sentence in a rape case.

The three others - Nirmal Singh, Kuldeep Singh and Krishan Lal - appeared from

The was killed in Haryana's Sirsa in October 2002 after his newspaper published an anonymous letter alleging sexual exploitation of women by the godman at the in the same town.

was named as the main conspirator in the case.

Chhatrapati's family approached the and High Court in 2003, seeking the transfer of the case to the

The investigation was later handed over to the CBI which filed the chargesheet in July 2007.

In August 2017, the sect leader was brought to the court where the CBI pronounced the verdict in rape case.

First Published: Thu, January 17 2019. 19:11 IST
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