The sentence against rape convict Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was declared by a special CBI court on friday. 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.
But even as he left, he announced that while in prison, he won’t be living in the cell like other prisoners. Sources say that Baba is doing all he can to ensure that his stay inside is comfortable, which includes wearing fancy clothes. “He used to change clothes every 2 hours in the ashram. It’s hard to imagine how he will survive inside the jail,” said a follower.
In fact Mr. Insaan has already started designing his clothes and also asked his daughter Honeypreet Insaan to get them stitched and delivered to him. The self proclaimed god man has also handed over a ‘list of demands’, most of which are aimed at making his prison life easier. Jail authorities are however in no mood to entertain him and have said that he will be treated like a normal prisoner.