The sentence against rape convict Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was declared by a special CBI court yesterday. He has been sentenced to 20 years in prison as he was announced guilty of raping two women in a 2002 case.
Followers of Dera Sacha Sauda in Punjab, Haryana and other cities, burned down gas stations and train stations and torched vehicles after Dera chief Ram Rahim was announced guilty of rape by the special CBI court in Panchkula on Friday.
At least 38 people were killed and more than 200 injured in the violence in Haryana, officials said, drawing sharp criticism for the state government. The Haryana police said they have made sufficient security arrangements to ensure peace and harmony.
The 50-year-old "Guru of Bling" has been lodged in Rohtak's Sunaria jail. Rohtak has been placed under multi-layered security; 28 companies of paramilitary troops have been stationed in the town and Dera followers are not being allowed to enter the district.
Courtesy: http://www.ndtv.com published on Aug 28, 2017