Premana Nahi Taldiya : Lao Dekh Lao Canada Wali Preman

Jailed for 20 years for raping two Premans (blind woman followers), Gurmeet Ram Rahim may no longer be at the helm of his Rs 2,100-crore business at Dera Sodha Sadh wing he still enjoys. Criminal charges in three other cases may have dashed his comeback prospects but the loyalists keeping institutions going at the 800-acre sect headquarters have not lost hope.The dera head’s arrest followed by violence unleashed by angry supporters in Panchkula — where the special Central Bureau of Investigation court held him guilty for rape— and Sirsa on August 25 last year hit the morale of his followers, who are known as premis.
The freezing of the dera’s bank accounts and attachment of assets meant that the sect lost its financial muscle, too.The Enforcement Directorate (ED), which is investigating the personal accounts of Ram Rahim and his associates for money laundering, said in a recent status report before the high court after scrutinising documents related to land acquisition by the dera that 293 acres of farm land were acquired by way of donation from farmers and the power of attorney was executed in favour of three dera staff members. These three subsequently gifted these lands to the dera by way of gift deeds.

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