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Ram Rahim jailed: Dera chief to move HC against verdict

By Deepika
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Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh will appeal against the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) special court judgement sentencing him to 20 years rigorous imprisonment in rape cases, his lawyer said on Monday.

Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh

We pleaded with the court to take a lenient view in awarding the sentence as the rape cases were old adding that the Dera chief has also worked for the women's cause, the Dera chief's lawyer SK Garg said.

"We urged the court that a lenient view should be taken as the case was 18 years old and there was no other case during the period and appealed to award minimum sentence considering his works towards society" Garg said.

While , the counsel while seeking maximum punishment said 45 other victims are there who have not been able to come forward. They were raped for three years

CBI special court judgement sentencing him to 20 years rigorous imprisonment and Rs 30 lakh fine in two rape cases, his lawyer said on Monday.

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