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Ram Rahim sentencing: Special courtroom in Sunaria jail, judge to arrive by chopper to deliver quantum of punishment

A special courtroom has been set up in the Sunaria Jail in Rohtak, where Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim has been lodged since his rape-conviction, for the pronouncement of the quantum of punishment on Monday.


By   |  Updated On : August 28, 2017 06:11 AM
Security increased ahead of sentencing on Ram Rahim in rape case

Security increased ahead of sentencing on Ram Rahim in rape case

Chandigarh :  

A special courtroom has been set up in the Sunaria Jail in Rohtak, where Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim has been lodged since his rape-conviction, for the pronouncement of the quantum of punishment on Monday.

Special CBI court judge Jagdeep Singh, who delivered the guilty verdict in the 2002 rape case against the Dera chief on Friday, will be flown in by a special helicopter for the sentencing.

The helicopter will land on the helipad near the jail on the outskirts of the Rohtak city, IG (Rohtak Range), Navdeep Singh Virk said on Sunday.

“A special courtroom has been set up on the instructions of the high court within the jail and proceedings will be carried out there, which are expected to be conducted at around 2:30 in the afternoon tomorrow,” he said.

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Once beaten, twice shy Haryana Police is ready to take every possible action to avoid repetition of Panchkula violence and a shoot at sight order could also be implemented if Dera followers resort to lawlessness.

“Will implement shoot-at-sight orders if anti-social elements try to harm self or others, will take strong action according to the situation,” news agency ANI reported Rohtak DC as saying.

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First Published: Monday, August 28, 2017 05:42 AM
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