Gurmeet Ram Rahim LIVE UPDATES: Dera chief Ram Rahim sentenced to 10-year jail term

Gurmeet Ram Rahim LIVE UPDATES: Dera chief Ram Rahim sentenced to 10-year jail term

Gurmeet Ram Rahim sentencing: With two more people succumbing to their injuries, the death toll in the violence following the conviction of Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim has risen to 38, Haryana government officials said.

By: || Updated: 28 Aug 2017 03:53 PM

Ram Rahim Singh is the chief of Dera Sacha Sauda (Image: AP)

NEW DELHI: A special CBI court on Monday sentenced Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh to 10 years in prison after his conviction in a 2002 rape case that triggered violence leaving 38 dead and scores injured in Haryana.


Here are LIVE updates on Ram Rahim Singh:

  • The CBI has asked for maximum punishment for Ram Rahim.

  • Haryana CM Khattar calls for an emergency meeting post sentencing of Baba Ram Rahim Singh

  • Jail warden, staff raps for sitting on the floor & weeping. His reports are said to be normal in post medical check up: Sources

  • Medical examination of Ram Rahim is being done, after this he will be given a jail uniform and will be allotted a cell in jail

  • Ram Rahim crying after the verdict

  • 10-year imprisonment to Rockstar Baba

  • I appeal to Dera followers to peacefully abide by the judgement today: Vipassana Insaan, Dera chairperson

  • 2 cars torched by Dera Sacha Sauda supporters in Phoolka area of Haryana's Sirsa

  • Ram Rahim crying in court

  • Judge has started reading the quantum of sentence

  • Arguments end

  • Defence argues Ram Rahim Singh is a social worker who has worked for welfare of people, so judge should take a lenient view.

  • Ram Rahim standing in court in plan cloths: ABP News reporter

  • Prosecution demands maximum punishment for rape convict Ram Rahim Singh in the rape case.

  • Special CBI judge Jagdeep Singh has allotted 10 minutes each to both sides to put forth their arguments

  • Arguments begin at Rohtak's Sonaria jail for quantum of sentence in Ram Rahim Singh rape case Haryana






  • Special CBI judge Jagdeep Singh reaches Rohtak's Sonaria jail for quantum of sentence hearing of Ram Rahim

  • Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh's lawyer SK Narwana reaches makeshift court in Rohtak Jail ahead of quantum of sentence hearing












  • Special CBI judge leaves from Panchkula, expected to reach Rohtak within 40 minutes. Court proceedings at Sonaria jail to begin at 2:30


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  • Meeting on Punjab, Haryana situation at North Block ends. Officials have been directed to continuously monitor the situation

  • Have multi-layered security to see ppl don't gather, or any untoward incident takes place: Navdeep Singh Virk, IGP Rohtak Range

  • If any unidentified person tries to go near high security area at Sunaria jail complex, 'shoot at sight' can be implemented: IGP Rohtak Range

  • 23 Dera followers arrested in Punjab's Sangrur till now






  • Hang rape convict Dera Sacha Sauda Chief Ram Rahim Singh, demand Sadhus in Uttar Pradesh's Varanasi.








  • Internet services have resumed in Chandigarh




  • Several barricades with strong police & paramilitary presence set up, ready to deal with any eventuality: IGP Rohtak Range

  • We have ensured no Dera follower is allowed to enter the entire Rohtak district or move around jail: Navdeep Singh Virk, IGP Rohtak Range




With two more people succumbing to their injuries, the death toll in the violence following the conviction of Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim has risen to 38, Haryana government officials said on Sunday.

Out of these, 32 deaths have been reported in Panchkula, while six persons have died in Sirsa town, where the headquarters of the sect is located.

Haryana Director General of Police B.S. Sandhu told media that out of the 38 people, 24 have been identified and post-mortem examination had been conducted on the bodies.

"These include 11 people each from Haryana and Punjab, and one each from Rajasthan and Uttarakhand," he said.

As many as 264 persons were injured, out of which only 17 were still admitted in the General Hospital, Panchkula, including three police personnel.

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