CBI court allows Ram Rahim to travel abroad on Rs 30 lakh security
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) special court on Wednesday allowed Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh to go abroad for promoting his film 'MSG: The Messenger' from February 20 to March 3 on Rs 30 lakh security.punjab Updated: Feb 11, 2015 23:33 IST
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) special court on Wednesday allowed Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh to go abroad for promoting his film 'MSG: The Messenger' from February 20 to March 3 on Rs 30 lakh security.
Ram Rahim wants to promote his film in the UK, US, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and Dubai. He is facing two murder cases and a rape case in the CBI special court here.
"For each case he has to give a security of Rs 10 lakh. We are yet to get the order with reasons," said CBI counsel HPS Verma.
Ram Rahim had submitted before the court that his film had a social message and that millions of rupees had been spent on producing 'MSG', which is going to be released on February 13.
"Nowadays, there is a trend in the entire film industry in India as well as abroad that the cast of the film goes abroad for the promotion/advertisement of the film before and after its release," he maintained.
The CBI had opposed the permission as it claimed that Ram Rahim could flee out of the country. "…The accused wants to leave the country at the fag-end of the trial and there is every apprehension of the accused fleeing away from the court of justice and that he will not return, thereby causing unnecessary delay in the decision of the case," the CBI had said.
Earlier also, Ram Rahim was allowed to travel to Nepal for medical treatment. After the arguments, the court ruled in his favour.
First Published: Feb 11, 2015 20:01 IST