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Ram Rahim murder cases: HC notice on Khatta Singh’s plea; CBI court restrained from passing order

Khatta Singh, who is Dera Sacha Sauda head Gurmeet Ram Rahim’s former driver, had filed a plea to depose in court again. Singh had earlier been roped in as CBI’s crucial witness after the dera chief and his men were booked for allegedly killing dera follower Ranjit Singh and Ram Chandra Chattrapati.

punjab Updated: Oct 06, 2017 14:30 IST
HT Correspondent
Khatta Singh
Khatta Singh (HT File )

The Punjab and Haryana high court on Friday issued a notice to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the accused in the Ranjit Singh murder case on application of Khatta Singh.

Singh had earlier been roped in as CBI’s crucial witness after dera chief and his men were booked for allegedly killing dera follower Ranjit Singh and Ram Chandra Chattrapati.

The CBI court hearing the murder cases has been restrained from passing the final order. The notice is for October 31. Khatta Singh, who is Dera Sacha Sauda head Gurmeet Ram Rahim’s former driver, had filed a plea to depose in court again. Singh had earlier been roped in as CBI’s crucial witness after the dera chief and his men were booked for allegedly killing dera follower Ranjit Singh and Ram Chandra Chattrapati.

He had claimed he was privy to some meetings in which Ram Rahim had ordered his men to eliminate Ranjit and Chattrapati. The trial in the two murder cases against the dera chief is now in its final stages.

However, he later turned hostile during the testimony before the court in February 2012, denying any knowledge of the dera chief’s involvement in these cases and accusing the CBI of pressuring him to depose against the self-styled godman.

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