Rohtak, 29 August(Wishav Warta): Sentencing 20 years jail term to Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, convicted for raping his two “sadhvis” (female followers), a special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court on Monday said the convict does not deserve leniency as he did not spare his pious disciples and acted like a wild beast.
“In other words, he’s a man who neither has concern for humanity nor has any mercy in his nature,’’ said CBI special judge Jagdeep Singh, pronouncing the quantum of sentence from the makeshift court in Rohtak’s Sunaria jail. Making scathing remarks on Ram Rahim, the judge said if the acts of convict in sexually exploiting his female disciples and threatening them with dire consequences were taken note of, then such kind of person do not deserve any sympathy of the court.
“Both the victims had put Ram Rahim on the pedestal of God and revered him like that. However, he committed breach of gravest nature by sexually assaulting such gullible and blind followers. Such criminal acts of convict, who is stated to be heading a religious organisation — Dera Sacha Sauda at Sirsa — are bound to shatter image of pious sacred spiritual, social, cultural and religious institutions existing in the country since time immemorial. This, in turn, reflects irreparable damages caused by the acts of convict to the heritage of ancient land,” the judge said in his order.