The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) filed a chargesheet against rape convict Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Singh and two of his followers in a castration case at the court of special judicial magistrate in Haryana’s Panchkula on Thursday.
The investigative agency has filed chargesheet against the Dera chief three years after the Punjab and Haryana High Court ordered the CBI to probe into the charges of forced castration of his followers inside the dera campus. The chargesheet has been filed at court of special judicial magistrate Kapil Rathi.
The Punjab and Haryana High Court had passed the orders after hearing a petition filed by the dera chief’s former follower, Hans Raj Chauhan.
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday filed a chargesheet against rape convict Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim and two of his followers in a castration case in the court of special judicial magistrate Kapil Rathi in Panchkula.
The petitioner had claimed that he and 400 other followers of Singh were allegedly castrated inside the Dera premises with the false hope that such emasculation would lead to realisation of God.
In the petition filed the the high court the castration process of the followers were carried out by doctor hired by the Dera chief.
Gurmeet Singh is currently serving 20-year sentence at Rohtak’s Sunaria Jail for raping his two women disciples. He is also facing murder trials.
The court has directed the CBI counsel to complete pending formalities by February 5.