Dera’s old printing press building, hospitals used for mass castration: CBI

A makeshift arrangement passed muster at the press building, once used for printing the dera’s publicity material. The CBI inspected halls and rooms of the ‘very old’ building with oval-shaped brick roof with iron girders.
As per CBI, Shah Satnamji Speciality Hospital inside dera was another spot for these illegal castrations.(HT File)
As per CBI, Shah Satnamji Speciality Hospital inside dera was another spot for these illegal castrations.(HT File)
Updated on Feb 15, 2018 02:02 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Panchkula | By, Panchkula

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)’s chargesheet in the castration row in which rape convict Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim is framed as the main accused, has revealed that its old printing press building in Sirsa and its two charity hospitals were used for carrying out mass castrations, at his behest.

A makeshift arrangement passed muster at the press building, once used for printing the dera’s publicity material. The CBI inspected halls and rooms of the ‘very old’ building with oval-shaped brick roof with iron girders.

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Charity hospitals used for illegal activities

As per CBI, Shah Satnamji Speciality Hospital inside dera was another spot for these illegal castrations. The hospital’s website claims it was set up in 1995 with a mission to serve the poor. It even claimed to have served thousands of poor patients for free. CBI has testimony of victims to support its claim. The agency also claims that the hospital’s second floor had five operation theatres where surgeries were normally carried out.

The hospital’s building was demolished in 2014 and all equipment was shifted to new building in the vicinity.

Another charity hospital — Shah Satnamji General Hospital — at the dera chief’s ancestral village in Rajasthan’s Gurusar Modia village was the third spot identified for mass castration. CBI team found two operation threatre in building’s ground floor fully equipped with instruments and other accessories.

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    Vivek Gupta is a senior correspondent at Chandigarh. He covers Panchkula, besides writing on medical education.

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