Oct 9, 2021 10:16 UTC
Oct 9, 2021 at 10:16 UTC
Guru Ram Rahim Singh convicted for murder by special CBI court
Former Dera Sacha Sauda head Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh has been convicted for the murder of Ranjeet Singh by the Special CBI court in Panchkula.
CBI v. Baba Gurmeet Ram Rahim
The Special CBI Judge Sunil Kumar Garg has held him and four others guilty of offences under Sections 302 (Murder), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 120B (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code.
“Accused Jasbir Singh, Sabdil Singh and Krishan Lal have been held guilty and convicted for the commission of offence punishable under Section 302 read with 120-B IPC. Further all the accused, namely, Baba Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, Avtar Singh, Jasbir Singh, Sabdil Singh and Krishan Lal have been held guilty and convicted for the offence punishable under Section 120-B IPC read with Section 302 IPC and Section 506 read with Section 120-B IPC. Further accused Sabdil Singh has also been held guilty and convicted for the commission of offence under Section 27 of Arms Act, 1959,” the court ordered.
The son of the victim had moved the Punjab & Haryana High Court seeking a transfer of the trial to any other CBI court in Haryana, Punjab or Chandigarh as he claimed that the special judge holding the trial was unduly influenced by the public prosecutor of the CBI.
However, the Punjab & Haryana High Court dismissed his plea.
The Special Judge will hear the matter on the issue of sentence on October 12.