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Gurmeet Singh murder case: Dera chief appears in hearings via video conferencing

Security At Panchkula Court Has Been Tightened Ahead Of Hearing Of Two Murder Cases Against The Self Styled Godman, Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Shambhudeep Hore | Updated on: 16 Sep 2017, 02:43:44 PM
Dera Sacha Sauda, Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh (Source: News Nation)

New Delhi :

"What goes around, comes around," seems the best fit saying for Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh. Security at Panchkula court has been tightened ahead of the hearing of two murder cases against the self-styled Godman, Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh.

Dera manager Ranjit Singh murder case:

At one point of time, Ranjit Singh was Gurmeet Ram Rahim's chief aid. Ranjit was killed on July 10, 2002, by Dera Chief's men. He was the brother of one of the women who was raped by Gurmeet and was killed on the suspicion that he must have leaked the anonymous letter written by one of the rape survivors to the then Prime Minister (PM) Atal Bihari Vajpayee.  

Murder of journalist Ram Chander Chhatrapati: 

Editor and owner of Hindi language evening daily Poora Sach (Full Truth), Ram Chander Chhatrapati is also one among those who featured in the hit list of Gurmeet Ram Rahim. In his daily Ram Chander Chhatrapati published the anonymous letter written by rape survivors in the Dera. In the night of October 24, he was shot at point-blank range by unknown assailants outside his residence. He died four weeks later.

Here are the live updates:

# 11:58 AM: Now he agreed to appear before the court. Filed application. Court will decide on Sept 22 if his statement will be taken: Navkiran Singh, lawyer

# 11:55 AM: Khatta Singh(witness)had changed his '07 statement in '12 out of fear: Khatta's lawyer on murder case against

# 10:50 AM: Hearing in murder case against Ram Rahim begins at CBI Special Court in Panchkula

# 10:30 AM: Ram Rahim will appear in the Panchkula court via video conferencing.

# 10:20 AM: We have five companies of paramilitary forces, rest are our district forces: Panchkula DCP Manbir Singh

# 10:00 AM: Security tightened in Panchkula as hearing in two murder cases against Ram Rahim to take place today. 

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First Published : 16 Sep 2017, 09:17:28 AM