Rockstar or controversial Baba: Know about 5 controversies surrounding Ram Rahim Singh
New Delhi: Baba Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Insan's movie, Messenger of God (MSG), these days is trending in the social media. He himself is also very actively involved in promoting the flick and is giving interviews in some news channels as well. But there are many controversies surrounding him which you must know.
Here we are telling you five controversies surrounding Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh of Sirsa-based Dera Sacha Sauda.
1) Rockstar Baba has connection with militant Gurjant Singh
Like any other Baba, Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh is also controversial. He is believed to be in close association with the Khalistan Liberation Force’s militant Gurjant Singh Rajasthani.
2) He is booked under section 376 (Rape)
Baba is accused of rape as one of his female followers, in 2002, alleged that she and two other females were raped by Ram Rahim. They said that when they entered Rahim's secret chamber, he was watching a blue film.
In a letter to the then PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee and the Judges of Punjab and Haryana Court, the girl accused this Rockstar Baba of raping her.
Taking action, the court ordered a CBI probe and in 2007 CBI charged Insan not only under sections 376 (rape) but also under 506 (criminal intimidation) of Indian Penal Code.
3) Rahim is under investigation for murdering the rape victim’s brother
After being raped by the self-proclaimed Godman Ram Rahim, Sadhvi was threatened not to reveal anything failing which her brother would be eliminated.
After the incident came to light, Sadhvi's brother was murdered. CBI is investigating the case.
4) Allegations of masterminding the murder of a Journalist
There are allegations that Ram Rahim, the Dera chief, was involved in the murder of a journalist. Poora Sanch, an editor of the Sirsa based newspaper was murdered. The daily published a report which mentioned all the illegal activities carried out in the Dera.
5) Allegation of mass castration on self-proclaimed Godman
It may sound shocking, but Godman is facing allegation of mass castration. He forced around 400 men followers to castrate themselves in order to make them his slaves. One of the castrated men, follower of Baba for 14 years, moved to the Punjab and Haryana High Court in 2012, where the case is under trial.
In the latest development, on Monday, CBI is likely to register a case against Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh in connection with the alleged forced castration of his followers inside his Dera.