Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Insan, head of the Haryana-based Dera Sacha Sauda, has been convicted of rape charges by the CBI court in Panchkula. The sentencing hearing will be on August 28.
Dera Sacha was fighting a case of rape and sexual exploitation of two women who were then, back in 2002, members of his sect in the town of Sirsa in Haryana, about 260 kilometers from Chandigarh.
The case first came to light in 2002 when two female followers of Dera Sacha Sauda wrote an anonymous letter addressed to the then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, accusing the Dera chief of sexual abuse. Following this, the Punjab and Haryana High Court took up the matter and ordered a CBI probe into the incident on September 24, 2002.
As soon as the news hit the microblogging site, the Twitterati hailed the decision.
Well done, everyone! 👍 pic.twitter.com/i6Cyo1eWkA— Trendulkar (@Trendulkar) August 25, 2017
This judge who held MSG guilty has been declared the best judge by UNESCO within 2 minutes of judgement. #RamRahimVerdict— Rofl Gandhi (@RoflGandhi_) August 25, 2017
The judge who convicted #RamRahimSingh is the bravest man in the country. Give him a medal already.— Bollywood Gandu (@BollywoodGandu) August 25, 2017
He is just Gurmeet Singh. No Ram, no Rahim...definitely no Insaan.— Padmaja joshi (@PadmajaJoshi) August 25, 2017
Is found guilty of rape
Will MSG Collaborate With Akon For Konvickt 2?— VICE INDIA IS HIP (@ViceIN_is_Hip) August 25, 2017
"Who's your Pitaaji?"- Judiciary System— pnkj (@AskThePankazzzz) August 25, 2017
He is neither Ram nor Rahim nor Insaan— Amby Says (@ambyism) August 25, 2017
Please uninstall this Messenger .#RamRahimVerdict
This has been the week of Indian courts. Three high profiles verdicts and all empowering the citizens of this country. #RamRahimVerdict— S l Habib (@irfhabib) August 25, 2017
Indian judiciary ko court-i court-i pranaam.— Avinash Iyer (@IyerAvin) August 25, 2017
As #RamRahim convicted for rape & taken into custody let's take a moment to doff hat to our courts. What a week of judicial courage.— barkha dutt (@BDUTT) August 25, 2017
Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh I̶n̶s̶a̶a̶n̶— Trendulkar (@Trendulkar) August 25, 2017