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Castration case: CBI court summons Dera chief Ram Rahim on Feb 28

By Deepika

A special CBI court on Monday summoned rape convict Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim along with two other accused on February 28 in connection with a case involving alleged castration of several followers of the sect head.

Gurmeet Ram Rahim

Gurmeet is currently undergoing a 20-year imprisonment in the Sunaria jail for raping two devotees.

The court directed the Superintendent of Sunaria Jail in Rohtak district to produce Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh through video conferencing.

He is already appearing through VC in two other murder trials he is facing at another CBI court of Jagdeep Singh in Panchkula district court.

As per the court orders, the two other accused, Dr. Pankaj Garg and Dr MP Singh, will appear in person. Still at large, Garg is likely to file anticipatory bail following the court summons.

On February 1, the CBI had filed a charge sheet against Dera Sacha Sauda chief and two doctors for allegedly forcibly castrating 400 followers of the sect.Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was charged along with doctors Pankaj Garg and M P Singh in the castration case.

They were charged for allegedly castrating the men at the Sirsa-based dera.The agency had registered the case of alleged criminal conspiracy for voluntarily causing grievous hurt by dangerous weapons or means among other charges under the Indian Penal Code against Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh and others in 2015.

The case relating to the alleged castration of 400 devotees was registered on the orders of the Punjab and Haryana High Court after hearing a petition filed by the dera chief's former follower Hans Raj Chauhan.

The CBI has charged Baba and two others with criminal conspiracy (120-B), voluntarily causing grievous hurt by dangerous weapons or means (Section 326), besides cheating (Section 416) and criminal intimidation (Section 506).

OneIndia News (with PTI inputs)

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