Castration row: Witness seeks police protection

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Rohtak
  • Updated: Jan 05, 2015 21:25 IST

Gurdas Singh Toor, who is a witness in controversial Dera Sacha Sauda castration of 400 sadhus, has sought police protection for himself and his family members from superintendent of police (SP), Sirsa.

In a letter, Toor said that he had been a sadhu at Sirsa-based Dera Sacha Sauda for six years and had been holding different top positions, but after he learnt about the controversial activities of its chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim, he got disillusioned.

Toor, who is native of Sirsa town, said that he is a witness in the castration petition filed by ex-dera devotee and colleague Hans Raj Chauhan in Punjab and Haryana high court in 2012.

Notably, Chauhan had alleged in the petition filed in 2012 that 400 sadhus were castrated on the directions of Gurmeet Ram Rahim on the pretext of God's realisation.

Toor said that after the registration of the FIR by the Central Bureau of Investigation (FIR) against dera chief, he faces life threat as several sadhus like him who dared to raise their voice had disappeared mysteriously, and he and family member be given police cover urgently.

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