CBI court agrees to hear witness Khatta Singh’s plea to re-record statement

By 16th September 2017 0 Comments

Final arguments in the two murder cases in which rape convict Dera chief Ram Rahim is the main conspirator began in the special CBI court in Panchkula on Saturday morning. “Hearing has begun. Ram Rahim has also appeared through video conferencing,” Panchkula DCP Manbir Singh said.

Ram Rahim’s former driver Khatta Singh moved an application before the court, urging it to re-record his statement.
Khatta Singh was a witness in the murder cases against Ram Rahim and had recorded his statement in 2007. However, he later turned hostile in 2012.
Khatta Singh now says that he turned hostile as he was under pressure from “baba and his goons”. With Ram Rahim behind bars, he says he wants to record his statement again. The court has issued notice to CBI and Ram Rahim on the plea for September 22, seeking responses whether Khatta Singh can be allowed to depose at the fag end of the trial.
In his application, Khatta Singh claimed that he was living in the Sirsa-based Dera when these crimes were committed in 2002 and had personal knowledge about the circumstances in which murder of Ranjit Singh and Chhatarpati were committed.
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