New Delhi Sep 1: What is Ram Rahim doing inside the jail? Everyone who is following the story of this self-acclaimed godman who is cooling his heels inside the jail for next 20 years, wants to know. One of his inmates who is out on bail is giving shocking details about Dera Sachcha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim. Says Swadesh Kirad, Sunaria jail inmate,who was living with the controversial godman, "The moment verdict was pronounced,Ram Rahim Singh kneeled down and said "hang me,I don't want to live anymore." He further says, "The five days I was there in the jail, he didn't eat anything. Just had milk, tea, biscuits."
Earlier in the day the Dera Sachcha Sauda spokepeson had said that they would be moving the Higher Court and expect some justice there. The conviction of the Dera head in a 2002 rape case had triggered arson and violence in Haryana that claimed 38 lives and injured over 250 people on August 25. While 32 people had died in the violence in Panchkula, six people died at Sirsa, where the sect headquarters is located.
A special CBI court in Panchkula had sentenced the Dera chief to 20-year imprisonment in the rape case on Monday.
50-year-old Ram Rahim Singh is lodged in the Sunaria jail in Rohtak district, where a thick blanket of security has been thrown around.
An FIR was earlier lodged in Panchkula police station following a statement by a newspaper reporter against two key functionaries of the Dera, Aditya Insan and Dhiman Insaan. The duo have been booked for sedition. Dhiman was taken into custody yesterday and sent on week-long police remand by a court in Panchkula.
Five Haryana policemen, who were part of the Dera Sacha Sauda chief's security and were charged with sedition, were dismissed from service, state police chief B S Sandhu said yesterday.
News24Bureau with Agencies