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Dera chief summoned on Feb 28 in castration case

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

Rape convict chief and two others have been summoned by a in Panchkula on February 28 in connection with a case involving alleged castration of several followers of the

The court today directed the of Sunaria Jail in district to produce through

is currently undergoing a 20-year imprisonment in the for raping two devotees.

The court also directed the Jail of to produce another accused M P Singh before it through video conferencing.

A third accused has also been asked to appear in the court.

On February 1, the CBI had filed a charge sheet against chief and two doctors for allegedly forcibly castrating 400 followers of the sect.

was charged along with doctors and M P Singh in the castration case. They were charged for allegedly castrating the men at the Sirsa-based

The agency had registered the case of alleged criminal conspiracy for voluntarily causing grievous hurt by dangerous weapons or means among other charges under the Indian Penal Code against Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh and others in 2015.

The case relating to the alleged castration of 400 devotees was registered on the orders of the and High Court after hearing a petition filed by the dera chief's former follower

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First Published: Mon, February 12 2018. 21:10 IST