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Journalist murder case: Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, 3 others get life sentence

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Gurmeet Ram Rahim, who is already serving a 20-year prison term for raping two of his followers, will remain in jail for life.

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New Delhi Updated on: January 17, 2019 19:20 IST
Gurmeet Ram Rahim, three others get life sentence  in

Gurmeet Ram Rahim, three others get life sentence  in journalist murder case

A special court in Panchkula sentenced Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh (51) and three others to life in jail in journalist murder case through video conferencing on Thursday. Journalist Ram Chander Chhatrapati was killed in October 2002 in Haryana's Sirsa city after his newspaper published a letter alleging sexual exploitation of women by the self-styled godman. Chhatrapati was shot outside his house after his newspaper 'Poora Sach' published an anonymous letter narrating the alleged sexual exploitation of women followers by Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh at the Dera headquarters in Sirsa. The Dera chief was named as the main conspirator in the case.

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  • 6:47 PM (IST)

    Ram Rahim gets life sentence in journalist murder case

    Gurmeet Ram Rahim's life sentence will begin after the Dera Sacha Sauda head completes his 20-year jail term in a rape case. The self-styled Godman to spend rest of his life behind bars.

  • 6:27 PM (IST)

    Ram Rahim gets life term

    Other three convicts in the case have also been awarded life sentence in the murder case.

  • 6:27 PM (IST)

    Ram Rahim gets life term

    The special Panchkula court has also imposed a fine of Rs 50,000 on Ram Rahim.

  • 6:26 PM (IST)

    Ram Rahim gets life imprisonment

    Dera Sacha Sauda head Gurmeet Ram Rahim has been awarded life term by a Panchkula court in journalist murder case.

  • 3:44 PM (IST)

    Arguments conclude in journalist murder case

    Arguments conclude in Ram Chander Chhatarpati murder case. CBI and defence arguments on quantum of sentence over. Court likely to pronounce its verdict at 4:00 pm

  • 11:42 AM (IST)

    Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh to be Sentenced in Journalist Murder Case today

  • 11:38 AM (IST)

    Meanwhile, security has been beefed up in Panchkula and other parts of Haryana.