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The Dera chief was in August 2017 sentenced by a special CBI court in Panchkula to 20 years in jail in the two rape cases.(File Photo)

Gurmeet Ram Rahim seeks emergency parole to meet ailing mother

PTI | , Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON MAY 18, 2021 06:48 PM IST
Gurmeet Ram Rahim has sought 21-day parole to meet and attend to his ailing mother Naseeb Kaur
Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was lodged in Rohtak's Sunaria jail since 2017(HT File Photo)
Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was lodged in Rohtak's Sunaria jail since 2017(HT File Photo)

Gurmeet Ram Rahim taken to Rohtak PGIMS following 'blood pressure fluctuation'

PTI | | Posted by Prashasti Singh, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON MAY 13, 2021 08:48 AM IST
The 53-year-old Dera Sacha Sauda chief would be kept under the observation of a team of doctors in the government hospital, the officials in the prisons department said.
(Left) Gangster Sukhpreet Singh, alias Sukha Gill Lamme, who has claimed responsibility for the murder of Dera Sacha Sauda follower and foreign exchange dealer Manohar Lal Arora (right) at Bhagta Bhaika near Bathinda on Friday evening.(HT file photo)
(Left) Gangster Sukhpreet Singh, alias Sukha Gill Lamme, who has claimed responsibility for the murder of Dera Sacha Sauda follower and foreign exchange dealer Manohar Lal Arora (right) at Bhagta Bhaika near Bathinda on Friday evening.(HT file photo)

Punjab gangster claims responsibility for killing dera follower, premis protest

Hindustan Times, Bathinda | By Vishal Joshi
UPDATED ON NOV 21, 2020 08:40 PM IST
Agitators block Salabatpura-Bhagta road, refuse to cremate foreign exchange dealer until his killers are arrested
The multi-utility vehicle (MUV) and the oil tanker near Panihari village in Haryana’s Sirsa district around 8am on Sunday.(HT PHOTO)
The multi-utility vehicle (MUV) and the oil tanker near Panihari village in Haryana’s Sirsa district around 8am on Sunday.(HT PHOTO)

Five from Punjab killed, 4 injured as MUV collides with oil tanker in Sirsa

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Sirsa
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2020 11:16 PM IST
Were on their way to attend a ‘satsang’ at Dera Sacha Sauda headquarters; accident took place due to fog, say police
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Maur blast anniv: Little done to arrest accused, rue villagers

Hindustan Times, Bathinda | By HT Correspondent, Bathinda
PUBLISHED ON JAN 31, 2020 10:31 PM IST
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Maur blasts: Dera Sacha Sauda seeks more time to make functionary available for probe

Hindustan Times, Bathinda | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2020 10:30 PM IST
Officials examine the blast crime scene in Maur Mandi on Wednesday.Photo by(Sanjeev Kumar/HT)
Officials examine the blast crime scene in Maur Mandi on Wednesday.Photo by(Sanjeev Kumar/HT)
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KOTKAPURA POLICE FIRING Ranjit panel report made part of chargesheet

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Parteek Singh Mahal, Faridkot
PUBLISHED ON NOV 29, 2019 11:38 PM IST
Arguments on framing charges postponed, hearing adjourned to Dec 13
Honeypreet Insan with Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh.(PTI file)
Honeypreet Insan with Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh.(PTI file)

Honeypreet Insan granted bail in Panchkula violence case

Hindustan Times, Panchkula | By Yuvraj Kaushal
UPDATED ON NOV 06, 2019 07:45 PM IST
Honeypreet had moved her plea on Wednesday morning, four days after a court dropped sedition charges against her and 39 others
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Miscreants ram car into Dera centre gate in Khanna

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON NOV 04, 2019 11:24 PM IST
According to the CCTV footage, the car stopped near the gate, and then the driver of the vehicle rammed the car into the gate before fleeing.
Vehicles set ablaze by Dera followers after Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh’s conviction, in Panchkula in August 2017.(HT Photo)
Vehicles set ablaze by Dera followers after Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh’s conviction, in Panchkula in August 2017.(HT Photo)

Panchkula violence: No sedition charge against Honeypreet

Hindustan Times, Panchkula | By Yuvraj Kaushal
UPDATED ON NOV 03, 2019 06:22 AM IST
Top Dera functionaries, including Honeypreet Insan, the adopted daughter of Ram Rahim, Dera spokesperson Aditya Insan and other core committee members were booked in connection with the Panchkula case.
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2017 Dera violence: Sedition charges dropped against Honeypreet, 40 others

Hindustan Times, Panchkula | By Yuvraj Kaushal, Panchkula
PUBLISHED ON NOV 02, 2019 06:30 AM IST
Families of slain Punjab Police personnel paying tribute to martyrs during the 60th Police Commemoration Day in Amritsar on Monday.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)
Families of slain Punjab Police personnel paying tribute to martyrs during the 60th Police Commemoration Day in Amritsar on Monday.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)

Police are certain about people involved in Maur blast case, says Punjab DGP

Hindustan Times, Jalandhar | By HT Correspondent, Jalandhar
UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2019 10:27 PM IST
The investigation of the SIT headed by DIG Ranbir Singh Khatra has revealed that Dera Sirsa followers—Gurtej Kala and Amrik Singh— were supervisors of the workshop where the car used in the bombing was painted
Dera Sacha Sauda head Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh.(HT Photo)
Dera Sacha Sauda head Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh.(HT Photo)

Rudderless Dera Sacha Sauda turns a shadow of former self

By Hitender Rao and Vishal Joshi, Chandigarh/sirsa
UPDATED ON OCT 08, 2019 11:14 PM IST
The current leadership of the sect is yet to decide on who to support and experts say it has lost the ability to command the unwavering loyalty of followers.(HT image)
The current leadership of the sect is yet to decide on who to support and experts say it has lost the ability to command the unwavering loyalty of followers.(HT image)

Weakened Dera Sacha Sauda not a factor in Haryana assembly poll

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh/Sirsa | By Hitender Rao and Vishal Joshi
UPDATED ON OCT 09, 2019 06:33 AM IST
The Dera, a sect that counted many Dalits, farmers and migrant labourers among its followers, has hemorrhaged followers after Singh’s 2017 conviction.
Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh.(Sanjeev Sharma/HT Photo)
Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh.(Sanjeev Sharma/HT Photo)

‘Have not felt it in Punjab’: Amarinder Singh on slowdown of economy

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Ramesh Vinayak and Navneet Sharma
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2019 10:19 AM IST
Punjab CM Amarinder Singh is facing a raft of challenges in dealing with sensitive but long-dragging probe on sacrilege cases, his lofty poll promises, many still on paper, and Pakistan’s renewed attempts to destabilise the law and order in the border state.
A man who tried to enter Parliament on Monday allegedly with a knife being whisked away by police .(ANI photo)
A man who tried to enter Parliament on Monday allegedly with a knife being whisked away by police .(ANI photo)

Gurmeet Ram Rahim follower caught trying to enter Parliament with a knife

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2019 12:37 PM IST
The man, sporting black shirt and jeans, has been identified as Sagar Insa. He is a resident of Laxmi Nagar and a follower of Dera Sacha Sauda chief and rape convict Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh.
A police vehicle torched by anti-sacrilege protesters in Faridkot district’s Behbal Kalan village in October, 2015.(HT File)
A police vehicle torched by anti-sacrilege protesters in Faridkot district’s Behbal Kalan village in October, 2015.(HT File)

Bargari Sacrilege: Once handed over to CBI, probe can’t be withdrawn, court told

Hindustan Times, Mohali | By Shailee Dogra
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2019 12:51 PM IST
The CBI cited a 1994 SC judgment saying withdrawal of consent for investigation by it would not apply to cases wherein probe is pending.
File photo of demonstration against inaction on Justice Ranjit Singh commission report on Bargari/Behbal Kalan issue.(Sameer Sehgal / HT File Photo)
File photo of demonstration against inaction on Justice Ranjit Singh commission report on Bargari/Behbal Kalan issue.(Sameer Sehgal / HT File Photo)

Bargari sacrilege case: Shifting sands of the probe

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Ravinder Vasudeva, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2019 11:28 AM IST
Bargari sacrilege case closure report: CBI, Punjab government not sticking to their guns, have contradicted their own stances.
Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh(HT FILE)
Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh(HT FILE)

Sunaria jail superintendent to decide on Ram Rahim’s parole today

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Sunil Rahar, Rohtak
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2019 10:00 AM IST
Dera Sacha Sauda chief’s presence is sought during the treatment of his mother, who is suffering from a heart disease
File photo of Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, head of Dera Sacha Sauda(HT FIle)
File photo of Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, head of Dera Sacha Sauda(HT FIle)

CBI doesn’t find link between Dera chief’s film release and Bargari sacrilege

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Ravinder Vasudeva, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2019 12:08 PM IST
According to the RS Khatra-led special investigation team (SIT) of the Punjab Police, the purported link was ‘vital’ in establishing the involvement of dera followers in the sacrilege incidents.
The Central Bureau of Investigation jointly serves as a national security agency and intelligence agency.(AFP Photo)
The Central Bureau of Investigation jointly serves as a national security agency and intelligence agency.(AFP Photo)

Bargari sacrilege case: CBI junks SIT findings, says no proof against Dera men

Hindustan Times, CHANDIGARH | By Ravinder Vasudeva and Shailee Dogra
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2019 08:34 AM IST
The CBI also claimed that there was no eyewitness to the theft of a ‘bir’ from Burj Jawahar Singh Wala gurdwara.
Chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar had last month said a decision on Dera chief’s parole application would be taken keeping in view the interests of the state.(HT Photo)
Chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar had last month said a decision on Dera chief’s parole application would be taken keeping in view the interests of the state.(HT Photo)

Dera chief Ram Rahim withdraws parole application

Rohtak | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2019 08:41 AM IST
Last month, he had sought parole for six weeks, saying he would cultivate his farm land that was lying barren.
Wife (C) of Dera Sacha Sauda follower Mohinder Pal Bittu who was killed in Nabha jail, seen with mourners in Kotkapura, on Sunday, June 23, 2019.(Sanjeev Kumar / HT Photo)
Wife (C) of Dera Sacha Sauda follower Mohinder Pal Bittu who was killed in Nabha jail, seen with mourners in Kotkapura, on Sunday, June 23, 2019.(Sanjeev Kumar / HT Photo)

Probing if Bittu murder plot hatched outside jail: Randhawa

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Mohit Khanna
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2019 12:33 PM IST
The minister said investigations were on to find out if a plot to kill Bittu was hatched outside the jail.
Dera Sacha Sauda followers carry the body of Mohinder Pal Bittu, the main accused in the Bargari sacrilege cases, for cremation, at Kotkapura district Faridkot on Monday, June 24, 2019.(PTI)
Dera Sacha Sauda followers carry the body of Mohinder Pal Bittu, the main accused in the Bargari sacrilege cases, for cremation, at Kotkapura district Faridkot on Monday, June 24, 2019.(PTI)

Nabha jail murder: Standoff ends, Dera man cremated as government forms SIT

Hindustan Times, Kotkapura (Faridkot) | By Vishal Joshi/Parteek Singh Mahal
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2019 07:59 AM IST
The last rites of Mohinder Pal Bittu, a state committee member of the Sirsa-based Dera Sacha Sauda, were performed after hectic parleys ended the stalemate between the sect followers and the district authorities over the killing in the prison
Dera Sacha Sauda head Ram Rahim’s chances of getting a temporary release from the prison rest entirely with the Rohtak divisional commissioner who will finally decide his parole request.(HT File)
Dera Sacha Sauda head Ram Rahim’s chances of getting a temporary release from the prison rest entirely with the Rohtak divisional commissioner who will finally decide his parole request.(HT File)

Parole plea of Dera Sacha Sauda head a complex riddle for Haryana government

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh/Sirsa | By Hitender Rao and Bhasker Mukherjee, Chandigarh/sirsa
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2019 11:55 AM IST
Dera Sacha Sauda head Ram Rahim, in his plea to get a temporary release from the prison, has cited the need to carry out agricultural activity on his farm land.
Sirsa Police is yet to give its report to the deputy commissioner on the parole application of jailed Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, with a senior police official Monday saying it will be prepared keeping in view merits and demerits of the plea.
Sirsa Police is yet to give its report to the deputy commissioner on the parole application of jailed Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, with a senior police official Monday saying it will be prepared keeping in view merits and demerits of the plea.

Police yet to submit report on Ram Rahim’s parole plea

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2019 07:53 AM IST
The sect head had sought parole for over a month for farming at his fields in Haryana’s Sirsa, officials had said.
Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh announced a Special Investigation Team (SIT) probe days after a Dera Sacha Sauda follower and key accused in Bargari sacrilege case, Mahinderpal Bittu, was beaten to death in an attack in Nabha prison.(Sanjeev Sharma/HT Photo)
Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh announced a Special Investigation Team (SIT) probe days after a Dera Sacha Sauda follower and key accused in Bargari sacrilege case, Mahinderpal Bittu, was beaten to death in an attack in Nabha prison.(Sanjeev Sharma/HT Photo)

SIT to probe murder of sacrilege accused

Kotkapura (Punjab) | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2019 07:53 AM IST
At a high-level meeting of police and administrative officials in Chandigarh, Singh ordered constitution of a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the killing of Mahinderpal Bittu (49) in the high-security prison allegedly by two inmates.
The maximum-security Nabha jail where Dera Sacha Sauda follower Mohinder Pal Bittu was killed on Saturday, June 22, 2019.(HT Photo)
The maximum-security Nabha jail where Dera Sacha Sauda follower Mohinder Pal Bittu was killed on Saturday, June 22, 2019.(HT Photo)

Dera follower murder: Bittu was attacked when he came out of his cell, say cops

Hindustan Times, Nabha | By Vishal Rambani and Mohit Singla, Nabha
PUBLISHED ON JUN 24, 2019 10:37 AM IST
As Dera Bittu came out of his barrack and was moving towards the jail staff to bring the TV inside, he was attacked by Moninder and Gursewak, said a police official dealing with case.
Mohinder Pal Bittu’s wife (centre) and other dera followers near his casket at a prayer centre in Kotkapura, Faridkot(Sanjeev Kumar / HT Photo)
Mohinder Pal Bittu’s wife (centre) and other dera followers near his casket at a prayer centre in Kotkapura, Faridkot(Sanjeev Kumar / HT Photo)

‘Drop sacrilege cases’: Dera Sacha Sauda men refuse to cremate murdered sect member

Hindustan Times, Kotkapura (Faridkot) | By Vishal Joshi and Parteek Singh Mahal
UPDATED ON JUN 24, 2019 11:50 AM IST
The Dera management demanded an in-depth judicial probe into Bittu’s murder that took place inside high-security Nabha prison, near Patiala, on Saturday evening.
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