New Delhi, News24 Bureau, Oct 11: Self-styled godman Rampal has been sentenced to life imprisonment in connection with two murder cases.
All eyes were on godman Rampal of Satlok Aashram as the court was all set to pronounce the quantum of sentence. Security is on High alert outside Hisar court.
Self-styled godman Rampal was held guilty by Hisar Court in both cases of murder filed against him. Rampal quantum of sentence is eagerly awaited as his supporters surround the jail where he is lodged.
The Police were on alert on Verdict day also:
Following the verdict, the law and order situation was furthermore under vigil. All eyes were on godman Rampal of Satlok Aashram. Hisar was on edge as the verdict in two murder cases were expected today. Keeping an eye on the probable law and order situation a flag march was conducted on Wednesday. There is deployment of more than 4,000 police personnel, besides the Rapid Action Force (RAF) and paramilitary troops, to maintain law and order in the district and surrounding areas.
The Story earlier
There was a major relief for self-styled godman Rampal, who was acquitted in the two cases (426 and 427) earlier. But Godman was in jail as there are other cases still pending against him. The godman has charges of murder and wrongful confinement after four women and a child were found dead in Satlok Ashram in Barwala town of Hisar on November 19, 2014
After the Ram Rahim verdict, all eyes were on the verdict of a yet-another self-styled Godman Rampal who is accused of a conspiracy in an 11-year-old murder case. The verdict was important because his arrest three years back had created a sort of stand-off between the police and his followers. The clashes between the two had cost six precious lives.
The case so far:
Rampal was arrested from his fortified Satlok Ashram near Barwala in Hisar in 2014.
At least six persons had lost their lives in the stand-off as Rampal eluded the police, while many of his key aides and around 450 supporters were also arrested.
The death of five women and an infant occurred during a stand-off and violent clashes that erupted between the controversial sect leader's followers and the security forces.
The sect followers fired at police, lobbed petrol bombs and acid pouches, besides hurling stones and bricks outside the ashram, clearly indicating the sect was well prepared to resist the security forces.
The 67-year-old self style godman is accused in a 11-year-old case.