Ram Rahim convicted: CBI judge's Z plus security still under consideration
The Centre is yet to decide on according Z plus security to the CBI court judge who held Gurmeet Ram Rahim guilty. Meanwhile special arrangements are in place to fly the judge to the Rohtak jail and read out the sentence to be awarded to Ram Rahim held guilty on rape charges.
The high court asked the state government to make arrangements for security and safe transport by air of the judicial officer and two staff members. "For the above purpose suitable accommodation for court room etc in the district jail Rohtak in Sunaria shall be provided and also arrangement be made for the lawyers and parties to have an easy access to the courtroom," a high court notification said.
Special CBI judge Jagdeep Singh, while holding the Sirsa-based Dera chief guilty of raping two female followers more than 15 years ago, had on Friday said the quantum of sentence would be pronounced on August 28.
After the conviction in Panchkula, the self-styled godman was flown to Rohtak as his followers went on rampage in the town and many others parts of Haryana and Punjab. Thirty-six people were killed and over 269 injured in the violence.
The high court on Saturday notified the district jail in Sunaria in Rohtak "as a place of sitting of CBI court of additional district and sessions Judge, Panchkula for the purpose of hearing on the quantum of sentence and pronouncement of the sentence in respect of the case titled as CBI versus Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh."