Judge Jagdeep Singh to Darr Gya Ram Rahim

By 16th September 2017 0 Comments

The hearing of the two separate murder cases against Dera Sirsa Ram Rahim and others will be continued next week, court sources said.Hearing in the matter, which began in the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) special court in Panchkula on Saturday amid tight security saw the sect chief taking part through video conferencing from the Rohtak District Jail, where he is lodged following his conviction in two rape cases on August 25.

The cases are in the final stages and the court asked the defence and prosecution lawyers for their reaction on the former driver’s application, which is to be taken on September 22.
The driver, Khatta Singh, had initially testified against Singh in 2007 but changed his version in 2012. He now says he was under pressure from “baba and his goons”.
Khatta Singh claimed he was living in the dera when the crimes were committed and had “personal knowledge” about the circumstances of the murders.
The murder trials were handed over to CBI in 2003 after the victims’ relatives moved the Punjab and Haryana high court questioning the state police investigation. The trial began in 2008, nearly a year after CBI filed chargesheets.
Ram Rahim joins the proceedings through video conference, refuses to use translator.
Khatta Singh had changed his 2007 statement in 2012 out of fear: Khatta’s lawyer

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