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Jailed 'godman' Gurmeet Ram Rahim convicted in journalist's murder
11 Jan 2019
On Friday, a Haryana court convicted jailed, self-styled 'godman' Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh and three others in a case pertaining to the murder of journalist Ram Chander Chhatrapati.
Considering the violence that had broken out when Ram Rahim had been convicted of rape earlier, security has been beefed up in Haryana and Punjab to prevent Ram Rahim's followers from creating havoc.
Chhatrapati had been shot after an expose on Ram Rahim
In 2002, Chhatrapati's newspaper, Poora Sach, published an anonymous letter that narrated how young women were sexually exploited by Ram Rahim.
Shortly after the letter was published, the journalist was shot. He later succumbed to his injuries.
Subsequently, a case was registered in 2003, and in 2006, the CBI took over investigations in the case.