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Pleas filed in Punjab & Haryana HC seeking life imprisonment for Ram Rahim

ANI  |  Chandigarh (Haryana) [India] 

Two Dera Sadhvis on Wednesday filed their pleas in the and High Court, seeking life imprisonment to rape convict and Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh instead of a 20-year-jail.

Ram Rahim was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment and a fine of Rs. 30 lakh for raping two women 15 years back after being held guilty on charges of rape.

On September 27, the and High had directed department and the (ED) to conduct investigations into the properties of Ram Rahim.

The ordered to scan both movable and immovable assets.

The whole rape case came to light when in April 2002, and then prime minister received an anonymous letter from Dera Sadhvi that she was being raped by the Ram Rahim.

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First Published: Wed, October 04 2017. 13:13 IST