Rapist Ram Rahim sentencing LIVE

By 28th August 2017 0 Comments

Ram Rahim was on Monday sentenced to 20 years in jail in a rape case.Ram Rahim sentenced to two 10-year prison terms that will run consecutively. Ram Rahim Singh’s lawyer says will appeal in the higher court. Judge announced 10 years imprisonment and Rs15 lakh fine each in two cases and Rs14 lakh each to be paid to both victims: Ram Rahim ’s lawyer.
Reports of arson from Sirsa’s Phulkan village, located within 1 km radius of Dera headquarters, say sources. Two vehicles reportedly set on fire by dera goons.
Arguments begin at Rohtak’s Sonaria jail. Special CBI judge Jagdeep Singh has allotted 10 minutes each to both sides to put forth their arguments.
Prosecution demands maximum punishment for rape convict Ram Rahim.
Defence argues Ram Rahim is a “social worker” who has worked for welfare of people, so judge should take a lenient view.
Haryana and Punjab ordered schools and colleges shut, suspended mobile services, stepped up security and threw a five-tier cordon around a Rohtak jail, where on Monday a judge will hand out punishment to self-styled godman Gurmeet Ram Rahim for raping two disciples.

The 50-year-old Dera Sirsa leader was on Friday found guilty in the 15-year-old case. Within minutes of the verdict, his followers ran riot and clashed with security forces, leaving 38 people dead and 250 injured. While 32 people were killed in Panchkula, where the case was heard, six died in Sirsa.
Director General of Police BS Sandhu said mischievous elements would not be allowed to vitiate peace, and that the state police, paramilitary forces and the Army were closely monitoring the situation. The judge would be flown in from Panchkula in a helicopter. Dera supporters would not be allowed to enter Rohtak tomorrow, the Rohtak Range IG said.

Posted in: National