Week after big birthday bash, Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh convicted in rape case
Rockstar 'godman' Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh has been held guilty of rape charges a week after celebrating his 50th birthday.
The court at Haryana found him guilty under Section 376 of the Indian Penal Code. The court also agreed with the arguments put forth by the prosecution and investigation agency while holding him guilty.
The court will pronounce the quantum of sentence on Monday. The CBI had filed a FIR against Ram Rahim, accused of raping two 'sadhvis' in 2002. The trial in the case began in 2008.
According to dera sacha sauda website, his 50th birthday was celebrated in several unique ways across the world last week.
The Dera Sacha Sauda disciples claimed that 15th August on the day of Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh's birthday a new world record was set. Around 125 admirers and followers simultaneously lit 1,50,000 candles on a single birthday cake.
The giant cake was spread over an area of 427.25 square feet and was three inches thick.
They claimed that complete preparations had been made in advance to ensure the hygiene of the cake during this attempt. After the completion of the event layers of wax created by the candles on the cake was carefully and entirely removed. The huge cake was distributed afterwards.
The details of this event will now be sent to the Guinness World Records, stated the website.
Further, it claimed that this new world record breaks the previous one which was held by Shri Chinmoy Center, New York, USA for simultaneously lighting 72,585 candles on 27th August 2016. In this new record made by the Dera Sacha Sauda, the number of candles (1,50,000) is more than double compared to the previous world record.