Rapist Dera Chief Gurmeet Gets 10 years In Jail
Rohtak: Self styled God Man Gurmeet Ram Rahim as sentenced for 10 years in jail in a rape case on Monday for raping a minor girl in 2002.
Quantum of sentence was delivered by CBI Special Court judge Jagdeep Singh. Before the sentence, there was arguments were held with Dera Chief asking for pardon before the judge.
Gurmeeta��s lawyer argued that his client was a social worker who worked for the welfare of the people; hence judge should take a lenient view. But Judge sentenced him for 10 years keeping defence argument and plea aside.
Meanwhile neighbouring areas of Panchkula, Sirsa, UP have been put on high alert, mobile service were banned in Punjab, Haryana until Tuesday.
Standby of police and paramilitary forces were seen so that there will be no repeat of violence after the conviction.
Medical examination was underway and jail uniform will be given to the convict shortly as per ANI sources.