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PANCHKULA: The Haryana police on Tuesday filed its charge sheet in the August 25 Panchkula violence, holding rape convict Gurmeet Ram Rahim’s adopted daughter Honeypreet as the main accused in the arson that left 36 people dead.

Along with Honeypreet, the police also framed charges against 14 others in its 1,200-page charge sheet for inciting Dera Sacha Sauda followers to carry out violence after the sect’s chief was convicted in a rape case. Continue reading

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Ram Rahim Singh sentenced to 20 years in jail for rape

The 50-year-old Dera Sacha Sauda leader was on Friday found guilty in the 15-year-old case. Within minutes of the verdict, his followers ran riot and clashed with security forces, leaving 38 people dead and 250 injured. While 32 people were killed in Panchkula, where the case was heard, six died in Sirsa. Continue reading

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Gurmeet Ram Rahim could face Life term

NEWDELHI/CHANDIGARH: Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh faces the prospects of harsher punishment on Monday as he has been separately convicted of raping two women, thus making him a ‘repeat offender’.

When CBI special judge Jagdeep Singh decides on the quantum of punishment on August 28, the sentencing will be for two convictions. Continue reading

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36 Trains cancelled till 28th August and Delhi- Cgarh flights are on Huge hike

CHANDIGARH: A day after violence in Panchkula following the verdict against Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, private airlines hiked their fares 15-20 times, burning a hole in many pockets.

Since the past five days, the airlines were charging anywhere between ₹9,000-₹15,000 for the one-hour flight between Chandigarh and Delhi as against a fare of ₹2,000-₹3,000 on normal days.

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