Dera Chief Ram Rahim, a rape convict, slices a cake with a sword in a viral video
On social media, a video showing Gurmeet Ram Rahim, the leader of Dera Sacha Sauda and presently on parole, "celebrating" and slicing a cake with a sword has gone viral. The Sirsa-Dera commander was released on parole after completing 40 days of his 20-year sentence for rape and murder at Haryana's Sunaria Jail in Rohtak. On Saturday, he entered his Barnawa Ashram in Baghpat, Uttar Pradesh, after leaving on parole.
On social media, a video of Ram Rahim's celebration including the enormous cake has gone viral.
Ram Rahim said in his bail application that he plans to attend a celebration on January 25 to commemorate the birth anniversary of former dera head Shah Satnam Singh.
The Dera head is heard stating, "Got an opportunity after five years to celebrate like this so I should cut at least five cakes," in the allegedly leaked footage that has gone viral on social media. The first cake is this one.
By the way, the Arms Act forbids open exhibition of weapons, such as slicing a cake with a sword.
The volunteers from Ram Rahim's sect had organized a massive cleaning operation across many areas in Haryana and other states, and they had essentially launched it on Monday. A few prominent Bharatiya Janata Party members from Haryana, including former minister Krishan Kumar Bedi and Rajya Sabha MP Krishan Lal Panwar, attended the ceremony.
Ram Rahim has been granted parole four times in the last 14 months, and twice in less than three months. Prior to the Adampur Assembly byelection and the Haryana panchayat election, he was freed on parole for 40 days in October 2022.
In August 2017, a special CBI court in Panchkula found him guilty of raping two of his devotees. According to the High Court of Punjab and Haryana's 2003 rulings, the CBI had opened an inquiry into the case that had previously been opened at Police Station Sadar in Kurukshetra.
On July 10, 2002, while working in his fields in the hamlet of Khanpur Kolian in the Haryana district of Kurukshetra, it was believed that Ranjit Singh, a local, was killed.
Following an extensive investigation, the CBI submitted a charge sheet in 2007 against six defendants, charges were made in 2008, and on October 8, 2021, the court found Rahim and four other defendants guilty of the murder of former Dera manager Ranjit Singh.