Chandigarh

Rape survivor petitions High Court seeking life imprisonment for Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh

October 05, 2017 04:46 AM
Self-styled god Gurmeet Ram rahim singh

The rape survivor, who is a former disciple of the Dera head, sought a revision of the judgement of the Special CBI Court which had sentenced Gurmeet Ram Rahim to 20 years of imprisonment in the two rape cases. 

Chnadigarh: The rape survivor whose disclosures before the CBI and trial court recently led to Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim’s conviction in two rape cases, approached the Punjab and Haryana High Court seeking life imprisonment for the self-styled godman.

“Seeing the gravity of the offence, where the rape was committed upon the petitioner while she was in mental and physical custody of the accused, the ends of justice require maximum exemplary punishment to the accused,” her counsels have said in the plea.

The rape survivor, who was a disciple of the Dera head, sought a revision of the judgment of the Special CBI Court that has sentenced Gurmeet Ram Rahim to 20 years of imprisonment in the two rape cases. She said though the trial court had appreciated the fact that the Dera chief committed a grave breach of trust as the head of the religious organisation, it should have awarded the maximum punishment to him “as the case was not of nature where a lesser sentence would have achieved the ends of the justice”.

“Seeing the gravity of the offence, where the rape was committed upon the petitioner while she was in mental and physical custody of the accused, the ends of justice require maximum exemplary punishment to the accused,” her counsels have said in the plea, adding the High Court should also keep in mind that Gurmeet is facing the additional charges of murdering her brother.

 

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