NFTV : Bureau : Today CBI special court held Dera Sacha Souda Chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim guilty of rape and criminal intimidation. “The DSS chief has been convicted, held guilty for raping a sadhvi . He was held guilty on charges of rape (Section 376 IPC) and criminal intimidation (Section 506 IPC),”. The argument on his sentencing will begin on Monday . He is likely to face seven-year imprisonment. Just after the verdict Ram Rahim Singh was taken into custody by Haryana Police. He was later taken to Rohtak jail by a chopper . The verdict came as a big set back to Ram Rahims’s followers who have gathered in large numbers in Panchkula for last few days.
Post Conviction Violence : after the clashesh between police and Ram Rahim’s followers in Panchkula , at least Thirty people are dead and 250 are injured, The agitated supporters set on fire many government buildings, including a local telephone exchange and LIC office. They also attacked many media vehicles and injured journalists, expressing their anger over the CBI court verdict .
Two railway stations in Punjab were set on fire by followers of Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim, soon after the self-styled godman was convicted. Malout and Balluanna railway stations were partially torched by the angry followers as violence spread across Punjab in the aftermath of the court’s verdict,