Security forces seize Ram Rahim's possessions including coins, cars

Dera Sacha Sauda chief Ram Rahim convicted of raping two followers

Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, head of the religious sect, Dera Sacha Sauda, was convicted of raping two women by a CBI court on Friday. The case had riveted the nation and sent millions of his followers into a frenzy. He will now have to face up to seven years in prison.

The Haryana Police have taken Ram Rahim into custody, and he will be taken to Rohtak jail in a chopper.

The verdict comes after the women, his former followers, accused the self-styled leader of sexually abusing them at the cult’s sprawling headquarters in Sirsa 15 years ago.

The quantum of punishment on will be decided on Monday, a CBI counsel said, as reported by HT. The verdict was finally announced after 200 hearings spread over 10 years and numerous stay orders of higher courts.

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