Gurmeet Ram Rahim (File Image)
Gurmeet Ram Rahim (File Image)

CBI agrees to announce sentencing of Gurmeet Ram Rahim in murder case via video conference

ANI | Updated: Jan 16, 2019 16:20 IST

Panchkula (Haryana) [India], Jan 16 (ANI): The Special Court of CBI here on Wednesday agreed to pronounce the quantum of punishment to Gurmeet Ram Rahim, convicted in the murder of journalist Ramchander Chhatrapati along with three others, through video conference on Thursday.
Sirsa-based Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim will be produced in the court through video conference from Sunaria jail in Rohtak, where he is currently serving 20-year prison term since 2017 for raping two of his women followers.
Three other accused, who were also convicted in the journalist's murder case, will be produced in the court from Ambala jail through video conference.
The decision comes after Haryana government on Tuesday filed an application in the CBI Special Court here, seeking the pronouncement of quantum of punishment through video-conference.
The Dera chief has been found guilty of orchestrating the killing of Chhatrapati, a Sirsa-based journalist after the scribe wrote against Ram Rahim in his newspaper titled 'Poora Sach.' The scribe was shot in 2002, and the case was registered in 2003. (ANI)

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