How did Dera chief Ram Rahim spend the first night in jail
A special CBI court at Panchkula convicted Dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim on rape charges. From the court, he was taken to a prison in Rohtak, Haryana where he was lodged in a special cell.
He was flown out of the court premises in a helicopter straight to the make shift jail in Rohtak. His assistant has been allowed to stay with him. He was shifted to a regular prison only late in the evening.
At the jail, he has been given a bottle of water on arrival. Sources say that he stayed silent all along and did not converse with anyone. There were no tantrums either, the source said.
Meanwhile the authorities are readying a cell for him at the Haryana jail. He is unlikely to be lodged with the rest of the inmates owing to security reasons. A special cell is likely to be set up. With regard to his request for an assistant, the jail authorities would need to take a call on the same. The prison manual does not allow an assistant to be lodged along with him.
Following the Friday verdict, large scale violence broke out in Haryana. Over 30 persons were killed and scores others injured. Public property was vandalised which prompted the Punjab and Haryana High Court to order attaching of the Dera properties to recover the loss.