Self-styled spiritual guru Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for the rape of two women followers.
He was sentenced at a jail in Haryana’s Rohtak by Judge Jagdeep Singh who flew down by government helicopter to conduct prison-side court proceedings, NDTV reported.
Thousands of soldiers are guarding the prison and the army is on stand by. No civilians are being allowed within 10 km of the prison. Over a lakh of Ram Rahim’s followers had gathered in Panchkula, where he was convicted on Friday by a special CBI court in a 15-year old case, and they erupted in violence that left 38 people dead and over 200 injured.