In connection with the murder of Ram Chander Chhatrapati, a Sirsa-based journalist, three others along with Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh were sentenced life imprisonment by special CBI court. Earlier this journalist had published a letter in his regional evening daily ‘Poora Sach’ and was shot dead at point-blank range after that. This letter, however, was written by a woman alleging Ram Rahim of sexually abusing her as well as other female followers. All this happened in the year 2002.
This 51-year-old self-styled godman is under 20-year prison term currently for raping two of his followers. In 2003, the case of journalist murder got registered which later in 2006 was taken over by CBI. Kuldeep Singh, Krishan Lal, and Nirmal Singh are the three others convicted along with Ram Rahim. This sentencing might disturb the law and order in the state. So it was done through a video conferencing call by the request from Haryana Government. And in the form of early precautions, the police have increased the security all over the state.