After Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was convicted for raping sadhvis, many alleged shameful acts of the controversial Dera Sacha Sauda chief are emerging in media. Now, a first hand accounts of the sufferings of the two sadhvis have come out. This letter led to conviction of Ram Rahim 15 years later.
Shockingly, it has been alleged that only female disciples were deployed to guard the Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh’s underground living quarters called ‘gufa’. The gufa is the place where the Dera sacha sauda chief used to rape sadhvis and other women, the TOI report claimed. The two rape survivors had recorded their statements before the judges in 2009 and 2010. Gufa was a customised underground chamber that was Gurmeet’s personal residence. According to one survivor, she initially did not understand when female disciples used to ask her whether she had been ‘granted maafi by pitaji’. Here maafi is code word for rape and pitaji is Gurmeet.
The trial against the spiritual leader commenced in 2008 and on 6 September 2008, he was charged under Section 376 (rape) and Section 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code. In April 2011, the CBI court was shifted from Ambala to Panchkula. Meanwhile, the godman has consistently dismissed the charges against him as false and baseless. In 2014, he even conveyed to the Panchkula court that “he was not fit to indulge in physical relationships”, according to his counsel SK Garg Narwana. Now,Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh has been kept in Rohtak’s Sunaria jail after his conviction in a rape case. He has been sentenced to 20 years in prison ; 10 years for each rape case. Rohtak has been placed under multi-layered security; 28 companies of paramilitary troops have been stationed in the town and Dera followers are not being allowed to enter the district.
Indian People should be ashamed and stop believing in all these things. There’s only one god, which is in our heart; stop believing in these fraud Baba’s and save your daughters from this cruelty. Let girls educate and earn respect, rather than sending them to be a Sadhwi.