Rape convict Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh has deposited the fine of Rs 30 lakh imposed on him by a CBI special court following his conviction on two counts of rape.
The fine was deposited by the convicted sect chief's counsel in the CBI court in Panchkula, adjoining Chandigarh, court sources said on Monday.
The fine was imposed by the CBI court in August this year when Ram Rahim was convicted for rape of two female disciples.
Ram Rahim had challenged the imposition of the fine in the Punjab and Haryana High Court but the court had told him to deposit the fine first.
The CBI court had, on August 25, sentenced Ram Rahim to 20 years of rigorous imprisonment for the rape of the sadhvis in 1999.
Ram Rahim is presently lodged in the District Jail in Sunaria near Rohtak in Haryana, 70 km from New Delhi.