Rape Convict Dera Chief Allowed To Leave Jail For First Time For 21 Days
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Rape Convict Dera Chief Allowed To Leave Jail For First Time For 21 Days

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February 7, 2022

Dera Sacha Sauda head Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh - serving a life term for the murder of his manager in 2002 and also convicted for the rape of two women in 2017 - is expected to walk out of Sunaria Jail in Haryana's Rohtak district this evening after being granted a furlough of 21 days.


New Delhi, 07 February 2022

As per news report of NDTV, Rahim Singh's release comes less than two weeks before neighbouring Punjab votes for a new government, with the BJP (which is in power in Haryana) looking to unseat the ruling Congress. Dera followers and those of Rahim Singh have considerable sway in Punjab's Malwa region, with their votes seen as key in deciding the outcome of parliamentary and legislative elections. The followers - who have been relatively subdued since Ram Rahim Singh was jailed - are widely seen as voting in accordance with diktats from the sect leaders

Source - NDTV

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