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Ram Rahim convicted in journalist murder case

ANI  |  Panchkula (Haryana) [India] 

was convicted in the murder case by a special in Panchkula on Friday. The quantum of punishment will be announced on January 17.

Other than Ram Rahim, three others have also been found guilty in the murder case.

Ram Rahim, the chief is already in Rohtak's Sunaria jail, serving a 20-year old prison term since 2017 for raping two of his women followers.

In the murder case, the has been found guilty of orchestrating the killing of Ramchandra Chhatrapati, a Sirsa-based journalist, after the scribe wrote against in his newspaper titled 'Poora Sach'.

Earlier this week the court directed the government to produce the via video conference for the pronouncement of the verdict in the November 2002 murder case.

Ahead of the Friday's verdict, elaborate security arrangements were made in and parts of Several companies of the state armed police, anti-riot police and commando force were deployed to combat any untoward situation.

On 25 August 2017, more than 40 people died and dozens others were injured after violence broke out in Panchkula and other towns of after his followers clashed with security forces following the conviction of in the rape case.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, January 11 2019. 15:50 IST
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