THE DEFENCE counsel Thursday concluded their closing arguments within the Ranjit Singh homicide case towards Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim and different accused earlier than a Panchkula Court.
The trial is now at a complicated stage. While the prosecution arguments had been already concluded within the case, solely the rebuttal arguments of CBI counsel are set to start within the subsequent listening to on August 18. The courtroom has directed superintendents of Rohtak in addition to central Ambala jail to make sure the presence of Ram Rahim and Krishan Lal by means of video conferencing in the course of the subsequent listening to.
Former Dera supervisor Ranjit Singh was murdered in 2002. Apart from Ram Rahim, the accused embody Avtar Singh, Inder Sain, Krishan Lal, Jasbir Singh and Sabdil Singh. According to the CBI cost sheet, Ram Rahim had thought that Ranjit Singh, a resident of Kurukshetra, was behind the circulation of an nameless letter alleging sexual exploitation of feminine followers in Dera and hatched conspiracy to kill him.
The homicide came about on July 10, 2002 when Ranjit was shot by 4 gunmen.
Ram Rahim is serving a 20-year jail time period for raping two of his ladies disciples. He was additionally awarded life imprisonment for the homicide of journalist Ram Chander Chhatarpati. At current, he’s dealing with trial within the Ranjit Singh homicide case and one other case pertaining to the alleged castration of plenty of Dera followers.