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"He is living in jail like any other ordinary inmate and he is living like a disciplined inmate"

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Indian spiritual leader turned actor Gurmeet Ram Rahim, gestures during the premiere of movie ‘Jattu Engineer’ in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, May 17, 2017. A ‘Cow Milk Party’ to appeal against cow slaughter was organized during the premiere. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal). VOA
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  • Gurmeet Ram Rahim will be growing vegetables in jail from next week
  • He will be paid Rs 20 for pruning trees eight hours a day
  • Ram Rahim has been preparing the plot, to start sowing the vegetables next week

Chandigarh, September 19, 2017: The self-proclaimed godman and the chief of Dera Sacha Sauda sect who built an empire worth crores, Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh will now be growing vegetables in jail. He will be paid Rs 20 for pruning trees eight hours a day.

There lies a small plot of vacant land, outside his Barrack, that measures about 900 sq yards. “He has been tasked to grow vegetables in this land,” said KP Singh, director general of Haryana prisons department, mentions the IANS report.

The convicts are assigned some or the other work depending on their skills, the officials mentioned.

Mr Singh also stated, that Ram Rahim for now has been preparing the plot in order to start sowing the vegetables next week.

“He has already taken up his work,” he added.

None of the skills that he used to build a whooping 800-acre campus were of any use to the jail. Whatever he produces now, however, will be used in the jail mess.

Dismissing all the reports mentioning Ram Rahim receives any special treatment, “It is (a) baseless and imaginary (report). No prisoner in jail is given any special treatment and that includes Ram Rahim,” Mr. Singh said,

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“He is living in jail like any other ordinary inmate and he is living like a disciplined inmate. He is being provided the same food given to other prisoners.”

He even called the media reports about the 50 year old’s health baseless, “They just conducted a mock drill, but a section of media associated that to his health. He (Gurmeet) is healthy and doing fine,” he said.

The state’s top jail official denied the reports stating that Ram Rahim had asked to speak to Honeypreet Insaan, his adopted daughter.

Inmates are supposed to give a maximum of two phone numbers they can call. These phone numbers are first verified by the police and calls can be made only after the completion of the process.

Gurmeet Ram Rahim was sentenced to 20 years in jail on August 28, for raping his two disciples. The 50 year old is lodged in Rohtak’s Sunaria jail and is now known as prisoner number 1997.

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Dera Sacha Sauda followers had indulged in large-scale violence in Panchkula and Sirsa after the CBI court on August 25 convicted the sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh of rape. IANS

Chandigarh, October 6, 2017 : Haryana police have issued summons to 45 members of a committee of the Dera Sacha Sauda sect to appear before it regarding the violence that erupted following the rape conviction of the Dera chief on August 25, police sources said on Friday.

Police sources said a hard disk, which reportedly contains details of transactions worth Rs 700 crore, including property and hawala deals, of the Dera has been recovered and sent for detailed examination.

The 45-member committee, which included the Dera’s headquarters campus (near Sirsa) chairman Vipassana and vice chairman P.R. Nain, is being accused of planning the violence in Panchkula and other places that left at least 38 people dead and 264 injured.

Dera Sacha Sauda followers had indulged in large-scale violence in Panchkula and Sirsa after the CBI court on August 25 convicted the sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh of rape.

The Haryana Police had last month issued a list of 43 ‘Most Wanted’ people of the sect, including top functionaries Honeypreet Insan and Aditya Insan, who are the closest aides of Ram Rahim, for their role in the violence.

Honeypreet was arrested from neighbouring Punjab on Tuesday after being fugitive for 38 days. She was booked for sedition and inciting violence.

The disgraced sect chief, who was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment, is now lodged in the District Jail in Sunaria near Rohtak. (IANS)