Ram Rahim Convicted In Murder Of Journalist

Jailed self-styled hindu godman Ram Rahim and three others have been convicted in the murder of a journalist by a special court in Haryana.Ram Rahim, chief of the Dera Sirsa, was found guilty in the 2002 murder of journalist Ram Chander Chhatrapati.”All the four accused have been convicted,” HPS Verma, lawyer for the Central Bureau of Investigation or CBI, told after judge Jagdeep Singh gave the verdict in Panchkula.He will be sentenced on January 17.Ram Rahim, 51, appeared before the court through video conferencing from Rohtak’s Sunaria jail.He is currently serving a 20-year prison term for raping two of his followers. His conviction in August 2017 had triggered riots in Panchkula, as his followers went berserk, that left 30 dead and property worth crores vandalised.Ram Chander Chhatrapati was shot in October 2002 outside his house after his newspaper ”Poora Sach” published an anonymous letter narrating how women were being sexually exploited by Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh at the Dera headquarters in Sirsa.

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