Dera Sacha Sauda chief back in jail as parole ends
The dera chief, who is serving a 20-year jail term for raping his two disciples, had gone to his Barnawa ashram in Uttar Pradesh after his release on October 14
Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was back in Sunaria jail in Haryana’s Rohtak district on Friday at the end of his 40-day parole. The dera chief, who is serving a 20-year jail term for raping his two disciples, had gone to his Barnawa ashram in Uttar Pradesh after his release on October 14.
“At the end of his parole, he (Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh) returned to Sunaria jail Friday evening,” a police official said.
Notably, during his parole period, the 55-year-old Sirsa dera chief held several online ‘satsangs’ at the Barnawa ashram. Some of these were also attended by BJP leaders from Haryana, including Deputy Speaker Ranbir Gangwa.
The dera chief’s parole had once again coincided with polls in the region, the third such instance in the current year. Haryana witnessed three-phase panchayat elections between October 30 and November 25, and the bypoll to the Adampur Assembly seat was held earlier this month. The dera chief had come out of prison on a month-long parole in June ahead of the elections to 46 municipalities in Haryana.