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Sacrilege cases: HC allows Gurmeet Ram Rahim to appear via video conferencing

Gurmeet Ram Rahim who is currently lodged in Sunaria Jail of Rohtak will now appear only through video conferencing in matters related to the 2015 sacrilege incidents.

Edited by: Vani Mehrotra @vani_mehrotra New Delhi Published on: May 03, 2022 8:32 IST
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Sacrilege cases: HC allows Gurmeet Ram Rahim to appear via video conferencing

Highlights

  • Gurmeet Ram Rahim had sought relief from physical appearance in matters related to sacrilege
  • The cases against Ram Rahim are related to the 2015 sacrilege incidents
  • Parts of Guru Granth Sahib were found scattered in village Bargari in Faridkot on October 12, 2015

The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Monday allowed the plea of Dera Sacha Sauda head Gurmeet Ram Rahim seeking relief from physical appearance and permission to appear via video conferencing before the court in matters related to sacrilege incidents.

"Three FIRs were filed in sacrilege cases. We had filed a plea that if Ram Rahim has to be produced before Court, it has to be done only via video conferencing. He shouldn't be taken to Punjab. Today, Court gave the order in favour of Ram Rahim," said his lawyer Kanika Ahuja.

Gurmeet Ram Rahim who is currently lodged in Sunaria Jail of Rohtak will now appear only through video conferencing in matters related to the 2015 sacrilege incidents.

"It ordered that if trial in sacrilege cases are going on in Punjab, Ram Rahim will not be taken to Punjab in proceedings of any case. All proceedings will be done via video conferencing,' she added.

The cases against Ram Rahim are related to the 2015 sacrilege incidents reported in the Faridkot district of Punjab.

Parts of Guru Granth Sahib were found scattered in village Bargari in Faridkot on October 12, 2015, and an FIR was registered under sections 295, 120-B of IPC at Police Station Bajakhana.

Currently, Ram Rahim is serving his sentence in rape and murder cases. 

(With inputs from ANI)

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