Tribune News Service
Panchkula, October 8
Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh has been convicted in a Dera follower murder case.
Panchkula CBI special court judge Sushil Garg pronounced him and others guilty.
All the accused in the case have been convicted.
The quantum of punishment will be pronounced on October 12.
Along with the Dera chief, Krishan Lal, Jasbir, Avtaar and Sabdil have been convicted in the case. Another accused Inder Sain had died in October 2020.
Ram Rahim is currently lodged at Rohtak’s Sunaria jail after being convicted and sentenced in two cases of rape and for the murder of a journalist.
On October 5, the Punjab and Haryana High Court had dismissed a petition seeking the transfer of the Dera follower murder case from Panchkula CBI Special Judge to any other Special CBI court in Haryana, Punjab or Chandigarh.
The murder took place on July 10, 2002. The Dera follower was shot dead when he was returning from his fields in his native village in Kurukshetra district.
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