Dera chief sentencing to be held in Rohtak jail

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,Chandigarh, 26 August: In view of the large-scale violence and arson following the conviction of self-styled godman Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Saturday ordered the Haryana administration to make arrangements for “pronouncing of sentence against Dera chief.”

“In exercise of the powers conferred under section 9(6)of the code of Criminal Procedure, 1973, Hon’ble the Acting Chief Justice and Judges are pleased to notify the District Jail, Rohtak at Sinaria as a place of sitting of CBI Court of Additional District and Sessions Judge, Panchkula for the purpose of hearing on quantum of sentence and pronouncement of the sentence in respect of the case titled as ‘CBI vs Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, R/o Dera Sacha Sauda, Sirsa’in the case R.C. No. 5(S)/2002/SIU-XV/CIID dated 12.12.2002 under Sections 376/506 and 509 IPC P.S. CBI/SCB/Chandigarh,” a notification from the Punjab and Haryana High Court said.