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Ram Rahim's conviction is one woman's word against crores: Sakshi Maharaj

Why can't the SC or High Court summon the imam of Jama Masjid? Is he a relative or what?: BJP MP

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Sakshi Maharaj
Sakshi Maharaj

Controversial leader today came to the defence of chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, describing as a "simple person" the self-styled godman who was convicted of rape.

The MP from Unnao in Uttar Pradesh said the rape allegation against him had been made by "one person" while he had the following of crores of people.

He wondered whether crores of his followers could be wrong.

"Ram Rahim seedhe sadhe hai, toh unhe bula lo (Ram Rahim is a simple person, so summon him). This raises questions," told reporters.

He went on to ask, "Why can't the Supreme Court or High Court summon the imam of Jama Masjid? Is he a relative or what?"

Maverick self-styled godman was today convicted of rape by a court in Punchkula, triggering widespread violence and arson in Haryana where 30 people were killed and over 250 injured.

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First Published: Sat, August 26 2017. 09:33 IST