New Delhi, News24 Bureau, Jan 11: All four including Gurmeet Ram Rahim convicted in Journalist Ram Chander Chhatarpati murder case, by CBI Special Court in Panchkula. Sentence to be pronounced on January 17
Authorities had beefed up security in Haryana, Punjab ahead of murder trial verdict against Gurmeet Ram Rahim.A special CBI court in Panchkula pronounces verdict in a journalist's murder case, allegedly involving jailed Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh.
What is the case all about: Gurmeet Ram Rahim is accused of planning the killing of Ramchandra Chhatrapati, a Sirsa-based journalist. The scribe had openly criticised the Dera chief in his newspaper Poora Sach.At present Ram Rahim, the Dera chief, is currently serving a 20-year prison term in Rohtak's Sunaria jail for raping two of his women followers.Ahead of the verdict, elaborate security arrangements have been made in Haryana and parts of Punjab.Several companies of the state armed police, anti-riot police and commando force have been deployed to combat any untoward situation.Rohtak's deputy superintendent of police Tahir Hussain reportedly said: "We have heightened the security of Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh ahead the verdict. We have established four more police posts, five patrolling parties around the jail, PCRs and three more inspectors have been put on the duty."After the conviction of Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh on 25 August 2017, 41 lives were claimed and scores of people were injured after violence erupted in Panchkula and other towns of Haryana.