Thursday, January 17, 2019

Chhatrapati Murder Case - Dera Chief Gets LI

Chhatrapati Murder Case - Dera Chief Gets Life Imprisonment 
SIRSA NEWS 
17 January 2019
Pictures and Videos: GS Mann, Amar Singh Jyani, Surender Sawant, Mukhtiar Singh Happy, Vikram Bhatia. Vikas Taneja
Dera Sacha Sauda Sirsa Chief Gurmit Ram Rahim gets Life imprisonment from CBI Court. He was held guilty on 11th January 2019 by a CBI Court in Panchkula. Dera Chief is already serving imprisonment for 20 years in his earlier conviction of 2017.
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Dera chief, 3 others awarded life imprisonment in Chhatrapati murder case

The CBI Special Court, Panchkula, on Thursday awarded life imprisonment to Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim in the journalist Ram Chander Chhatrapati murder case.

Along with Ram Rahim, Dera manager Krishan Lal and carpenters at Dera -- Nirmal Singh and Kuldeep Singh -- were also awarded life imprisonment. 

Special Judge Jagdeep Singh also imposed a fine of Rs 50,000 each on all the four accused.

Ram Rahim and other three accused - Kuldeep Singh, Nirmal Singh and Krishan Lal - were  present in the court through video conferencing from Rohtak jail and Ambala jail, respectively. 

It was Kuldeep Singh who had shot at Chhatrapati outside his house in Sirsa on the evening of October 24, 2002. Chhatrapati later succumbed to his injuries on November 21, 2002, at Apollo Hospital, New Delhi.

Kuldeep Singh had come along with Nirmal Singh on a scooter.

Nirmal Singh had managed to flee on scooter but the police nabbed Kuldeep Singh on the spot. They revealed the name of Dera manager Krishan Lal who had provided his revolver to them.

The Punjab and Haryana High Court had handed over the case to CBI on a petition by Anshul Chhatrapati, son of Ram Chander Chhatrapati, on November 10, 2003.

According to CBI, Ram Chander Chhatrapati was killed as Dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim was upset over news items in 'Poora Sach' newspaper, which he was running. In May,2002, Chhatrapati published a news item about the anonymous complaint of a Sadhvi regarding sexual exploitation of Sadhvis in Dera Sacha Sauda in the newspaper. From there onwards, he started receiving threats.

Former driver of Ram Rahim, Khatta Singh, had told the court that it was Dera chief who had ordered Chhatrapati's killing in front of him.

He told that on October 23, 2002, 'Poora Sach' had published a news item regarding the case of sexual exploitation of women followers. After reading the article, Ram Rahim got angry and told accused Krishan Lal, Kuldeep Singh and Nirmal Singh to eliminate Chattrapati by any means. On hearing this, accused Krishan Lal went out of the cave of Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh and came back with his own revolver which he gave to Kuldeep Singh and Nirmal Singh.

The CBI Special Court had earlier sentenced Ram Rahim for 20-year rigorous imprisonment (RI) on August 28, 2017, in a case of rape of two women followers. He had also been facing Ranjit Singh murder case before the same court where he is an accused along with Krishan Lal, Jasbir, Indersen, Avtaar and Sabdil. Ranjit Singh was murdered on July 10, 2002. The CBI has alleged that Ram Rahim suspected him to be behind the circulation of anonymous letter of a sadhvi alleging sexual exploitation of sadhvis at Dera.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Journalist Amar Singh Jyani Bereaved

Sr Journalist Amar Singh Jyani Bereaved – His Father Ami Chand breathed his last on the night of 15th January.
SIRSA NEWS 
15 January 2019
Pictures and Videos: GS Mann, Amar Singh Jyani, Surender Sawant, Mukhtiar Singh Happy, Vikram Bhatia. Vikas Taneja
Sr. Journalist Amar Singh Bereaved – His Father Ch Ami Chand Jyani breathed his last on the night of 15th January. His funeral will be held in his ancestral village Sirdhan in District Fatehabad on Wednesday 16th January 2019 at around 12 NOON.

Amar Singh Jyani is a staffer with India News Haryana and is an Ex-Air Force Personnel. He is also a regular contributor to the newsfeed of SirsaNews.

Sirsa News sends condolences on this loss to Amar Singh Jyani and his family.

For Location Click Sirdhan above.

18 January 2019

Notice of Condolence Meeting and Rasam Pagri

Jyani Family will be sitting for condolence meetings at their Village Home in Village SIRDHAN, Distt Fatehbad till 27th January. The Rasm-Pagri will be held on 27th January Before Noon at their home in Village Sirdhan itself.
Village Sirdhan is about 11Km from Fatehabad (NH9) on Bhattu Road via Dhingsara

The Word Sirdhan is hyperlinked in the text above for Google Maps Navigation for Those who use GPS Navigation. 
Calling Number of Sh Amar Singh Jyani is : +91-93542 22060 & +91-94684 20033

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Anshul Chhatrapati Reaction on Conviction of Dera Chief

Anshul Chhatrapati Reaction on Conviction of Dera Chief

Recorded Late Night 11th January 2019 SIRSA
Camera: Amar S Jyani, Vikram Bhatia, S. Sawant, Happy Mukhtiar Singh



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Friday, January 11, 2019

Chattarpati Murder Case - Dera Chief Held Guilty


Chattarpati Murder Case – Dera Sacha Sauda Chief Held Guilty.
Quantum of Punishment to be pronounced on 17th January
SIRSA NEWS 
11 January 2019
Pictures and Videos: GS Mann, Amar Singh Jyani, Surender Sawant, Mukhtiar Singh Happy, Vikram Bhatia. Vikas Taneja.  Photo Collage N Kaushik
Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim, along with three other accused were convicted in the journalist Ram Chander Chhatrapati murder case by a special CBI court in Panchkula on Friday, 11 January. The quantum of punishment will be pronounced on Thursday 17 January 2019.


Reaction of the family of Slain Journalist:
सिरसा, 11.01.2019 पत्रकार राम चंद्र के छत्रपति हत्याकांड में डेरा सच्चा सौदा प्रमुख गुरमीत राम रहीम सिंह को दोषी करार दिया गया है। इस मामले पर प्रतिक्रिया देते हुए अंशुल छत्रपतिसमूह छत्रपति परिवार ने फैसले को सच की जीत  बताया है। अदालत ने छत्रपति के सच पर मुहर लगाई है।  इस पर छत्रपति परिवार माननीय न्यायालय का तहेदिल से आभार व्यक्त करता है। सीबीआई ने इस मामले में जिस निष्पक्षता से जांच की उसके लिए सीबीआई के जांच अधिकारी सतीश डागर व उनकी समस्त टीम का आभार जताते हैं। मीडियाअधिवक्ता, मामले के गवाहों के साथ एक बलशाली व दबंग आरोपी के खिलाफ लड़ाई में शुरू से अंत तक प्रत्यक्ष व् अप्रत्यक्ष्य रूप से साथ देने वाले प्रत्येक व्यक्ति का आभार व बधाई। उम्मीद करते हैं कि आरोपी को अधिकतम सज़ा दी जाएगी।

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Ten Points to know about this case
1. On October 24, 2002, journalist Ram Chander Chhatrapati was allegedly shot at in Sirsa by two carpenters who were Dera followers. Chhatrapati died in November, after being treated at a hospital for few days.

2. Chhatrapati had written extensively about the growth of Dera into a powerful empire using wrong methods.
3. He had published an anonymous letter in his evening-daily 'Poora Sach' that highlighted the plight of women sexually abused by the Dera chief after which he was killed.

4. A former driver of Ram Rahim, Khatta Singh had earlier told that the sect chief had ordered the killing of the journalist.

5. The CBI filed a charge sheet in the murder case in July 2007. The driver was one of the most important witnesses of CBI.

6. The 51-year-old self-styled godman is currently serving a 20-year jail term in Sunaria jail at Rohtak for raping two of his women disciples.

7. Incidents of widespread violence were reported in Panchkula and Sirsa in August 2017 when the Dera chief was convicted in the rape case. More than 40 people were killed and over 200 injured.
8. With tightened security, Panchkula district is on high alert today. Additional troops have been deployed to maintain the law and order situation.

9. Around 500 police personnel have been deployed around the premises of the court.

10. The special CBI court on Tuesday gave consent to Haryana government plea to allow Rahim Singh to appear for the verdict through video conferencing.

Ramchander Chhatrapati was shot at in October 2002 after his newspaper, Poora Sach, published an anonymous letter that narrated how women were being sexually exploited by Gurmeet Ram Rahim at the Dera headquarters in Sirsa.

The journalist later succumbed to injuries, following which a case was registered in 2003.