Rape convict Dera Sacha Sauda Chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim applies for Parole

Dera Sacha Sauda Chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim has once again requested parole of 40 days to attend an event. The Dera Sacha Sauda chief, serving a sentence for rape and murder in Rohtak’s Sunaria Jail, was out on parole for 40 days in October 2022.  “It will be decided by the court and the commissioner for how many days he will get parole and where he will stay during this time”, said Haryana Jail Minister Ranjit Singh Chautala.

Notably, the Dera chief was granted parole ahead of the Haryana panchayat election and Adampur Assembly by poll. He has been incarcerated, since 2017, in Haryana’s Sunaria Jail where e is serving a 20-year term for raping two women disciples at his ashram’s headquarters.

While parole means the release of a prisoner either temporarily for a special purpose or completely before the expiry of a sentence, on the promise of good behaviour, a furlough is a short-term temporary release of convicts from jail. CBI had registered the case on the orders passed by the High Court of Punjab and Haryana in 2003 and taken over the investigation of the case earlier registered at Police Station Sadar in Kurukshetra.

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