Chandigarh:In a relief to Sirsa Dera chief, Punjab and Haryana high court stayed the final order against in the rape case against Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, on Tuesday. Meanwhile, High court also issued notice to CBI regarding the rape case against Sirsa Dera chief.
Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh had questioned the anonymous letter, alleging sexual exploitation of ‘shadhvis’ (female disciples) in the dera, on the basis of which the rape case was registered against him. There are two rape victims in the case.
Notably, anonymous letters addressed to then prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and the chief justice of Punjab and Haryana high court, alleging sexual exploitation of female followers at the Dera Sacha Sauda in Sirsa, were circulated in 2002.
The high court had then ordered then Sirsa sessions judge to look into the matter. In his report, the judge had said that the possibility of sexual exploitation could not be ruled out. On September 24, 2002, the high court had handed over the case to the CBI.
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