New Delhi: On Monday, the special CBI court of Panchkula gave its verdict in the Ranjit Singh murder case. Court has sentenced Gurmeet Ram Rahim of Dera Sacha Sauda and 4 other accused to life imprisonment. Along with this, a fine of Rs 31 lakh has also been imposed on Ram Rahim. On the other hand, a fine of Rs 50,000 each has been imposed on the other accused. Significantly, on Tuesday, the court had reserved its decision in the case and October 18 was fixed for the announcement of punishment.
Ranjit Singh murder case | Special CBI court in Panchkula awards life imprisonment to all the accused, including Dera Sacha Sauda’s Gurmeet Ram Rahim and four others. A fine of Rs 31 Lakhs levied on Ram Rahim and Rs 50,000 on the remaining accused. pic.twitter.com/WUQMA30sG6
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Significantly, Ranjit Singh, a resident of Kurukshetra, was shot dead on 10 July 2002. In this case, on October 8, the Haryana Special CBI Court in Panchkula had convicted Gurmeet Ram Rahim, the then Dera manager Krishan Lal, Avtar, Jasbir and Sabdil. In the Special Court of CBI, Judge Dr. Sushil Kumar Garg had convicted the accused after nearly two and a half hours of debate. At the same time, earlier Gurmeet Ram Rahim has been sentenced to 20 years in the case of sexual abuse of sadhvis. Apart from this, he is serving a life sentence in the journalist Ramchandra Chhatrapati murder case.
It is noteworthy that on July 10, 2002, Ranjit Singh, who was a member of the management committee of Dera Sacha Sauda, was murdered when he was on his way back home after giving tea to the servants in his fields along GT Road, a short distance from his house. Were. The killers parked their car on GT Road and they slowly approached Ranjit Singh coming from the field and had riddled him of bullets from a very close range. The killers fled after firing bullets. Among the killers were Punjab Police commandos Sabdil Singh, Avtar Singh, Indersen and Krishnalal.
It was also learned that after killing Ranjit Singh, the killers had deposited the weapons used in the camp. Ranjit Singh was a member of the high level management committee of the Dera. He was considered very close to Deramukhi.