The sentencing hearing will be on August 28. Ram Rahim has been found guilty of raping a minor. CBI court in Panchkula heard the case and gave the verdict. Looking at the condition, The verdict was kept undisclosed for close to 45 minutes to 1 hour.
As soon as the verdict came, it started trending on all the news channels. An Army convoy has moved around the CBI court premises in Panchkula and security forces are dispersing the crowd of about 50 to 60 thousand Dera Sacha Sauda supporters. There is a total blackout in Haryana after the verdict.
Ram Rahim Singh has been taken into protective custody by the Army. Meanwhile, the police are ready with pellet guns near the court if situation gets out of hand. He will be taken to the Chandimandir Military station in Panchkula. Rapid Action Force is moving around CBI court premises with tear gas shells. Meanwhile, the Dera Sacha Sauda headquarters in Sirsa has been completely cordoned off.
Debates have been already started to predict the sentence for Ram Rahim.
CNN-News 18’s legal editor Utkarsh Anand says that the rape survivor was a minor. The minimum jail term could be 10 years, which could be extended up to life term. And Ram Rahim bitterly deserves it.
Stone pelting has been reported in Sirsa by angry Dera Sacha Sauda supporters. Heavy lathi charge, tear gas, water cannons has being used by security personnel. They are trying their best to bring the things under control. It’s an appeal to everybody to be calm and not be violent.
Though Ram Rahim followers are doing whatever they can, but they should understand that their chief is a guilty of sexually abusing a minor, and it has been proved in the court. They should open up their eyes and stop the violence they are doing. The Government, however, is taking strict steps to bring the situations in their control. The sentence will be a lesson to all those people who blindly trust men like Ram Rahim.