A Punjab Police team arrived here Friday morning to interrogate the sect chief who is accused of hurting religious sentiments of the Sikh community by attiring himself like 10th Sikh guru Gobind Singh earlier this year.
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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.
Sikh priests have rejected an apology from a religious sect for adverts showing its leader dressed as a revered guru, which triggered violence in Punjab, a senior cleric said on Wednesday.
A religious sect has apologised for adverts showing its leader dressed as a revered Sikh guru, which triggered violence in India’s Punjab state, reports said on Monday.
The Indian state of Punjab has been set alight by some of the worst rioting in a decade after a newspaper advert placed by the leader of a controversial religious sect sparked outrage in the region’s Sikh community.
Clashes between India’s long-established Sikh community and a religious sect in the northern Indian state of Punjab have left one person dead and dozens others injured.
The Sikh community in Punjab stood up against a religious leader, Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, of the Dera Sacha Sauda religious sect. Members of this sect believe that all religions are equal and no religion is superior or inferior.
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
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
PTI, Dec. 27, 2002 http://www.outlookindia.com/ 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