Justice was finally delivered in the 15-year old Dera chief Ram Rahim rape case when the self-styled godman was sentenced to an imprisonment of 20 years. The courtroom was in Rohtak jail, where Rahim was residing since the verdict in the case came out last Friday.
“Judge announced 10 years of imprisonment and Rs 15 lakh fine each in two cases. Rs 14 lakh each to be paid to both victims,” SK Narwana, Ram Rahim Singh’s lawyer, told ANI.
“Total sentence is 20 (10-10) years, both sentences not consecutive but sentence of 376 and 506 would run concurrently,” Narwana added.
Followers of Dera Sacha Sauda in Punjab, Haryana and other cities, burned down gas stations and train stations and torched vehicles, besides attacking and injuring hundreds of other people. At least 38 people were killed in the violent clashes that were carried out by his followers.
Since the quantum of punishment was announced by the court, people are reacting to the decision of his imprisonment on Twitter.
Gurmeet – 2 Years
Ram – 2 Years
Rahim – 2 Years
Singh – 2 Years
Insaan – 2 Years#RamRahimSentencing
— Kaushik Baruah (@iKaushikBaruah) August 28, 2017
— Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadejaaaa) August 28, 2017
— Md Asif Khan (@imMAK02) August 28, 2017
— Thain Thain Chikna (@Madan_Chikna) August 28, 2017
So Court Give Him 10 Years. He Can Find His More Talents To Add His Bio!
— Anit Ghosh (@Indianit07) August 28, 2017
#RamRahimSentencing Finally he gets 10 yrs jail ..proud of indian judiciary.We don't need any such self-proclaimed MSGs(Messanger of god)!
— Aakarshita sinha (@Aakarshitasinha) August 28, 2017
— RVCJ Media (@RVCJ_FB) August 28, 2017
10 yrs of rigorous punishment, for me this is just beginning. Hopefully many other like him will get caught n punished#RamRahimSentencing
— MAHIMA SHASTRI (@MahimaShastri) August 28, 2017
Celebration around as rapist gets 10 years in jail. Waiting for judgment in murder case. Hope he rots inside for life. #RamRahimSentencing
— Abhijit Majumder (@abhijitmajumder) August 28, 2017
Yarr he's a rapist and sentencing him hang to death is a very normal punishment for this crime,
But our#system ???
— Vivek Duvani (@vickyduvani) August 28, 2017
#RamRahimSentencing , a suggestion! just leave a gay in his cell , atleast sme1 got happy ! Or mke him peacock , peeche ulta Jadu daal do!
— Harshit maggo (@imharshm18) August 28, 2017
— Live the Dream (@CoachAkanksha) August 28, 2017
— BHUBANANANDA NAYAK (@bhubana_nanda) August 28, 2017