Rape Convicts Ram Rahim Back In Haryana Jail After 40-Day Parole Ends
Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, the leader of Dera Sacha Sauda, returned to Sunaria prison in Haryana’s Rohtak district on Friday following the completion of his 40-day release.
Following his release from prison on October 14, the Dera chief—who is currently serving a 20-year sentence for raping his two disciples—went to his Barnawa ashram in Uttar Pradesh.
Notably, the 55-year-old leader of Sirsa Dera held a number of internet “satsangs” it the Barnawa ashram during his parole period. Deputy Speaker Ranbir Gangwa and other BJP politicians from Haryana attended several of these events as well.
“At the end of his parole, he (Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh) returned to Sunaria jail Friday evening,” a police official said.
The parole of the Dera chief had again, for the third time this year, coincided with some local polls.
Between October 30 and November 25, Haryana had three-phase panchayat elections, and earlier this month, a byelection for the Adampur Assembly seat was place.
In June, the month before elections for 46 towns in Haryana, the Dera commander was released from prison on a month-long parole.
Beginning on February 7, just two weeks before the Punjab Assembly elections, he was given a three-week leave of absence.
In Rajasthan, Haryana, Punjab, and Uttar Pradesh, the Sirsa Dera is very popular.
The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), the highest-ranking Sikh religious body, had previously objected to Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh’s 40-day parole.
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