Haryana prisons chief refutes media reports of special treatment to Dera chief
DGP Haryana has denied newspaper reports that Dera chief Ram Rahim Singh was given special treatment while in prison for rape case dating back to 2002.
Some channels and papers reporting on special treatment to RamRahim. I clarify he is in Sunaria Jail, not in a guesthouse, said DG Prisons in a statement.
A media report on Friday said that Dera chief, who has been moved to a prison in Haryana's Rohtak will be lodged in a special cell, will get bottled mineral water and an assistant to stay with him.
Refuting allegations of special treatment, The DGP said that Ram Rahim is being treated as normal prisoner. No attendant provided, no AC in the cell he is lodged in.
After being convicted and arrested, the Dera chief was taken to Rohtak by helicopter.
After he landed in Rohtak, Ram Rahim was taken to a police guest house that served as a makeshift jail. He was shifted to a prison later, media reported.
Aftermath of the judgement, Dera followers were on a rampage attacking and setting on fire vehicles and public property and clashing with the police.
At least 32 have been killed and 350 injured in the violent protests.