Ram Rahim convicted of Chhatrapati murder

he CBI Special Court, Haryana, on Friday convicted Dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim in the Ram Chander Chhatrapati murder case.Along with Ram Rahim, Dera manager Krishan Lal and carpenters Nirmal Singh and Kuldeep Singh were also convicted. The quantum of sentence will be pronounced on January 17.Ram Rahim was present in the court through video-conferencing from Rohtak jail.It was Kuldeep who had shot at Chhatrapati outside his house in Sirsa on the evening of October 24, 2002. Chhatrapati had later succumbed to his injuries on November 21, 2002, at Apollo Hospital, New Delhi.Kuldeep had arrived on the scene with Nirmal on a scooter. Nirmal had managed to flee on the scooter but the police nabbed Kuldeep from the spot. They had revealed the name of Dera manager Krishan Lal who had provided a revolver to them.The Punjab and Haryana High Court had handed over the case to the CBI on a petition by Anshul Chhatrapati, son of Chhatrapati, on November 10, 2003.

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