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Journalist murder case verdict: Dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim to be produced via video conference

ANI  |  Panchkula (Haryana) [India] 

A (CBI) special court here on Tuesday directed government to produce chief Singh via video conference for the pronouncement of the verdict in the Ram Chander murder case.

During a hearing, CBI agreed to the application moved by government for an option to produce the chief in the court through video conference. The court is expected to deliver the verdict in the November 21, 2002 murder case on January 11.

Gurmeet Ram Rahim, 51-year-old and currently serving 20 years sentence in a rape case at Rohtak's Sunaria jail, is accused of orchestrating the killing of Chhatrapati, a Sirsa-based for openly criticising chief in his newspaper titled 'Poora Sach.'

Given the sensitivity of the case, the is not leaving anything to chance on the front of security arrangements.

Rohtak's of Police (DSP) said: "We have heightened the security of chief Singh ahead of January 11 verdict in a murder case against him.

"We have established four more police posts, five patrolling parties around the jail, PCRs and three more inspectors have been put on the duty," added Hussain.

It is worth mentioning that Panchkula and other towns of were in the grip of total chaos after the CBI special court on August 25, 2017 sentenced to 20-year jail in a rape case. The subsequent violence had killed nearly 41 lives, while many others were left injured.

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First Published: Tue, January 08 2019. 19:30 IST