Dera chief sentenced to 20 years for rape

Rohtak (Haryana)


Rape convict Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was on Monday sentenced to 20 years jail for the rape and criminal intimidation of two female disciples.

The sect chief has been sentenced to 10 years imprisonment in each of the two cases of rape. 

Both sentences will run consecutively.

Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) special court judge Jagdeep Singh announced the sentences here on Monday.

The court also imposed a fine of Rs 30 lakh on the sect chief.

The rape victims will get Rs 14 lakh each as compensation from this amount.

The court had on Friday held the Dera chief guilty of rape and criminal intimidation of the two female disciples in 1999. The complaint in the case was filed in 2002. - IANS