Category: Dera Sacha Sauda

CBI charges Dera chief with rape, murder

After dilly-dallying for years in one of its most sensitive cases, the CBI has finally chargesheeted the controversial chief of Dera Sacha Sauda, Baba Gurmit Ram Rahim Singh, for allegedly raping two sadhvis (women followers) of his Sirsa-based religious cult and conspiring for the murder of two persons, including a local journalist who tried to expose his ‘misdeeds’ through his articles.

CBI arrests one in Dera Sachha Sauda case

New Delhi, Sep 4 (PTI) CBI, probing the alleged sexual exploitation of “sadhvis” in a ‘dera’ (settlement) run by a particular sect near Sirsa in Haryana, has arrested one person and recovered weapons used for killing one of the members of a committee running it. The agency, which is investigating the case on orders from Punjab and Haryana High Court, claimed that the accused Kishan Lal, who is one of the “prabhandhak” (managers) at the Dera Sachha Sauda, owned by a self-styled Godman Maharaj Gurmeet Singh on the outskirts of Sirsa, was allegedly involved in the murder of Ranjit Singh

CBI team probing scribe’s murder blamed on religious cult

A three-member CBI team has arrived here to investigate the murder of a local journalist in 2002, blamed on members of a local religious cult. The team, led by Deputy Superintendent Satish Dagar, arrived on Wednesday, on the Punjab and Haryana High Court’s order, and has so far recorded statements of the managing committee and some followers of Dera Sacha Sauda, officials said here today. In Context Editor pays with his life for exposing sex scandal Haryana scribe murdered, secret cult under scrutiny Godman under a cloud Probe demanded into activities of ‘Dera Sacha Sauda’ It was unable to question

Probe demanded into activities of ‘Dera Sacha Sauda’

PTI, Dec. 27, 2002 Accusing Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala of ignoring the demands for a probe into the activities of ‘Dera Sacha Sauda’ which is suspected to have links with Pakistan’s ISI, his younger brother and former MLA Pratap Singh todday appealed to Deputy Prime Minister L K Advani to order a probe into the Dera’s activities. “The Dera, with Branches all over the country, has been squandering money on its activities while refusing to accept donations from the people,” he told a press conference here. Suspecting that the activities of the Dera Sacha Sauda, situated in