Ram Rahat Chhatrapati murder case: Gurmeet Ram Rahim life imprisonment
Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim has pronounced life sentence for Panchkula’s special CBI court in Ramchandra Chattrapati murder case.
Journalist Ram Chandra Chattrapati was killed in 2002. The court had convicted Gurmeet Ram Rahim on January 11 in this case.
Three other people including Dera chief Kuldeep Singh, Nirmal Singh and Krishna Lal were also convicted. They have also been sentenced to life imprisonment.
Senior Vice Chairperson of the Dera Sacha Sauda Shobha Inn has appealed to supporters to maintain peace.
By tweeting they also said that the legal process will be started in this case.
The court which sentenced Ram Rahim to death in the case of journalist, the same court had convicted Ram Rahim in the rape case in August 2017. Journalist Ramchandra Chattrapati had given the information of the rape case for the first time in the year 2002.
Judge Jagdeep Singh, who was convicted in the case of rape, also convicted Gurmeet Ram Rahim.
Journalist Ramchandra Chattrapati was seriously injured when he was shot in 2002 and later he died. In 2003, the case was registered in this regard, which was handed over to the CBI in 2006.
When Ram Rahim was sentenced in August 2017 in the case of rape with female followers, then violence in Sirsa and Panchkula of Haryana had erupted.
About 40 people died in this violence. In such a situation, strict security has been done in many areas of Haryana and Punjab.
Ram Rahim, 51, is currently serving a 20-year jail sentence in Rohtak’s Sunaria jail for rape.
Lord Dayal further explains, ‘In 2002, he got an anonymous letter, which was a matter of sexual exploitation of Sadhis in the camp. They printed that letter after which they were threatened with death. “
“Finally, on October 19, Chattrapati was shot before the house. He died on October 21 at Apollo Hospital in Delhi.
Lord Dayal points out that during this time he came to the senses but due to political pressure, the statement of Chattrapati was not recorded until after that, his son Anshul Chattrapati filed a petition in the court demanding a CBI inquiry.
Since the conviction of Ram Rahim in the case of rape in 2017, the demand for justice for journalist Ramchandra Chattrapati was started on social media.
He explains that Chhatrapati used to print the news of Dera Sacha Sauda in his newspaper, which led to the threat of killing him.
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Important dates related to the Ramchandra Chattrapati murder case
Chattrapati was killed in a hospital in Delhi on November 21, 2002.
In December 2002, Chhattrapati’s family dissatisfied with police investigation and pleaded the Chief Minister to hand over the probe to the CBI.
In January 2003, the son of the deceased, Anshul, filed a petition in the High Court demanding the transfer of the case to the CBI. In this petition, Dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim also accused him of engaging in it.
High court ordered the CBI to register an FIR on November 10, 2003 connecting the cases of murder of journalist Chattrapati and a dera boyfriend Ranjit Singh.
In December 2003, the CBI started investigations. Ranjit Singh’s murder also took place in 2002.
Earlier this month, Dera filed a petition in the Supreme Court, stating that the CBI probe should be banned. This petition was heard by the Supreme Court and the investigation of the matter was banned at that time.
While hearing the other party in November 2004, the Supreme Court dismissed Dera’s plea and ordered the CBI probe to continue.
The CBI again started investigating both cases and accused several others including the Dera chief.
Against this, Dera supporters protested in Chandigarh.
On August 25, 2017, in connection with the rape charges of two Sadhvi, Panchkula’s CBI court convicted Dera chief Ram Rahim and sentenced to 20 years imprisonment.
On January 11, 2019, four people, including Gurmeet Ram Rahim, were convicted in the CBI court of Chhattrapati case.
On January 17, 2019, four convicts were sentenced to life imprisonment.