Dera followers have a 'suicide squad' to defend Gurmeet Ram Rahim
After the conviction of Dera Chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim, hundrends of affidavits, owing allegiance to Dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, are coming out in public domain. The affidavits prove that Dera followers allegedly created 'suicide sqaud' in case their chief was in trouble.
When CBI started the investigation into criminal activities, the agency got hold of many such documents purportedly prepared by dera followers.
CBI has produced on such affidavit signed by one Indu, a resident of Sirsa, on October 20, 2005. It reads:
"I have dedicated my life to the cause of humanity that has been promoted by the Dera Sacha Sauda. If I die in an accident or in any other way, I will be responsible for it. No one else can be held responsible for my death. Dera Sacha Sauda too will not be responsible for my death. None of my descendants or family members will have the right to hold Dera Sacha Sauda responsible for my death."
The Times of India report said that the affidavit was prepared on a registered stamp paper. Police officials say that these documents show that the dera was preparing its own so-called 'suicide squad' of followers.
"We had intelligence inputs about these squads being re-activated this time as well," IG, intelligence, A K Rao told TOI.
Another Sirsa resident, Sheila Rani, had in 2005 prepared an affidavit that read: "For about three years, CBI has been investigating the dera and the investigating officers are trying to implicate the dera head, its managers and sewadars in false cases. I have decided without any pressure to sit on a hunger strike until CBI withdraws its cases. If I die like this, it will be my own doing and without any external pressure."