Chandigarh, 24 August(Wishav Warta): The faith of Dera Sacha Sauda Chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim falls in the hands of tough Judge with a clean record. A very competent, tough and upright judge with a no-nonsense attitude. That is how Jagdeep Singh, the judge in the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) special court, is described by his colleagues in the legal fraternity.
Singh is all set to deliver the judgment in the 15-year-old rape case against the head of the Sirsa-based Dera Sacha Sauda, Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, on Friday. The godman was charged with rape by two of his women followers in 2002. Singh, an additional district and sessions judge rank official, was designated as the CBI special judge last year. This is his second posting as a judicial officer.
Singh joined the Haryana judicial services in 2012 and was posted at Sonepat. The CBI court posting, which is generally given after a lot of checks by the high court administration, is his second posting. Prior to joining the judicial service, he was a Punjab and Haryana high court lawyer. “Singh likes keeping a low profile and is a man of few words. But all those who know him vouch for his competence and integrity,” said a lawyer who has practiced with him. Singh, who hails from Haryana, took up both civil and criminal cases between 2000 and 2012.