Gurmeet Ram Rahim: News

29 Feb 2024


'Ram Rahim can't get parole without permission': HC to Haryana 

The Punjab and Haryana High Court has ordered the Haryana government to ensure that rape convict Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh does not receive parole without the court's prior permission.

19 Jan 2024


Rape convict Ram Rahim granted 9th parole in 4 years 

Imprisoned Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, who is serving a 20-year sentence, has been granted a 50-day parole.

20 Nov 2023


Murder-rape convict Gurmeet Ram Rahim granted 21-day furlough from jail

Imprisoned Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was on Monday granted permission to leave jail on a 21-day furlough.

20 Jul 2023


Haryana: Gurmeet Ram Rahim granted parole for 7th time

Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was granted 30-day parole on Thursday, reported India TV, quoting sources.

Gurmeet Ram Rahim celebrates parole by cutting cake with sword

Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, who is serving a 20-year prison sentence for raping two disciples, was granted 40-day parole from Haryana's Sunaria Jail in Rohtak district on Saturday.

14 Oct 2022

Haryana Elections

Ram Rahim gets 40-day parole ahead of Haryana panchayat polls

Dera Sacha Sauda chief and self-proclaimed godman Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh 'Insan', who is jailed on twin rape and murder charges, was granted 40 days of parole and is set to be released as Haryana panchayat polls will be held within weeks from now.

22 Feb 2022


Haryana government accords Z-Plus security to rape convict Ram Rahim

The government of Haryana has granted Z-Plus category security cover to Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh—the chief of the Dera Sacha Sauda sect.

Gurmeet Ram Rahim sentenced for life in 2002 murder case

A Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court today sentenced Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh to life imprisonment in the murder case of his disciple Ranjit Singh.

25 Jun 2019


Gurmeet Ram Rahim seeks parole, Haryana minister says "Why not?"

Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, who is serving 20 year sentence for rape and murder, has sought 42-day parole for "farming his fields" in Haryana's Sirsa.

23 Jun 2019


Punjab: Prime accused in 2015 sacrilege case murdered inside jail

Tensions have been flying high and security has been stepped up in Punjab after prime accused in the 2015 Bargari sacrilege case was killed inside the jail on Sunday.

11 Jan 2019


Jailed 'godman' Gurmeet Ram Rahim convicted in journalist's murder

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.

21 Nov 2018


Sacrilege cases: Actor Akshay Kumar appears before Punjab Police SIT

Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar today appeared before the Special Investigation Team (SIT) of Punjab Police, which is probing the 2015 police firing incidents at Behbal Kalan and Kotkapura in the state, following cases of sacrilege in Faridkot.

11 Oct 2018


Haryana court convicts self-styled Godman Rampal in murder cases

A Haryana Court on Thursday convicted self-styled Godman Rampal in two cases of murder.

Court grants bail to Gurmeet Ram Rahim in castration case

Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, serving a jail term in two rape cases, was today granted bail in a case related to alleged castration of 400 of his followers.

Daati Maharaj, self-styled Godman, booked for raping disciple

On Monday, a self-styled Godman Daati Maharaj was booked for raping his disciple, two years ago. Datti heads Shani Dham in Fatehpur Beri, Delhi.

Honeypreet learning dress designing, block printing in prison

Honeypreet Insan, the alleged adopted daughter of rape convict and Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, has enrolled for three courses - dress designing, block printing, and beauty tips - at the Ambala central prison outside Chandigarh.

Tricked into inaugurating night-club, Sakshi Maharaj complains against own-party member

BJP lawmaker, Sakshi Maharaj, popular for his controversial statements, inaugurated a night-club called 'Let's Meet', on Sunday in Lucknow.

02 Feb 2018


Ram Rahim Singh chargesheeted in forced mass castration case

The CBI has filed a chargesheet against former Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh in a 2014 castration case.

05 Jan 2018


Honeypreet's mother sends defamation notice to Rakhi Sawant

In a rather bizarre move, Honeypreet Insan's mother has now sent a legal notice to actress Rakhi Sawant seeking an apology from Rakhi for defaming her daughter, reports a news agency.

23 Nov 2017

Atal Bihari Vajpayee

A sneak-peek inside Tera Vas, Gurmeet Ram Rahim's bulletproof house

Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Insan was a superstar and he lived like one.

15 Oct 2017


Honeypreet's first night in prison: Skips dinner, spends sleepless night

Rape convict Gurmeet Ram Rahim's adopted daughter Honeypreet reportedly skipped dinner and didn't have a sound sleep on her first night in the Ambala central jail.

04 Oct 2017


Holy Sh*t! UN invites Ram Rahim for World Toilet Day

The flamboyant Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh and his "adopted daughter" Honeypreet Insan continue to remain in high demand.

28 Sep 2017


Dera's 'Qurbani League' threatens to kill Ram Rahim's opponents

The Dera Sacha Sauda's 'Qurbani League' has reportedly issued a threat to kill those speaking against its convicted chief Gurmeet Singh Ram Rahim.

The Dera's sinister secrets: 600 skeletons buried in the campus

Controversies around the Dera Sacha Sauda refuse to die down. Now an aide of Ram Rahim Singh has allegedly told investigators that 600 skeletons are buried inside its Sirsa headquarters.

19 Sep 2017


Fresh murder case against Ram Rahim

In a fresh development, another murder case has been lodged against rape convict Ram Rahim Singh. The 'godman' has now been accused of murdering 22-year-old Jagsir Singh of Moga, Punjab.

18 Sep 2017


Panchkula riots: Honeypreet, Aditya Insan top most-wanted list of 43

The Haryana government has released a list of 43 most-wanted over the Panchkula violence. Ram Rahim's adopted daughter Honeypreet and Dera spokesperson Aditya Insan top the list; the latter is wanted for sedition.

Ram Rahim on trial again: Hearing in 2 murder-cases begins

Hearing on two murder cases related to Ram Rahim, rape convict, will be conducted today. To prevent a massacre like last time, security has been tightened in Panchkula.

09 Sep 2017


Why did people have blind faith in 'godman' Ram Rahim?

Sirsa wears an almost-deserted look nowadays. The Dera headquarters, once a bustling place, has more or less been abandoned.

04 Sep 2017


Huge cache of arms seized from Dera headquarters in Sirsa

Information has come in that police have seized a huge cache of arms from the Dera Sacha Sauda headquarters in Haryana's Sirsa.

Sudesh Kumari, the woman who sent Ram Rahim to jail

The conviction of Ram Rahim Singh in two 15-year-old rape cases brought cheer to lakhs: Indian judiciary had upheld truth and refused to bow down to political pressure.

02 Sep 2017


Why did people have blind faith in 'godman' Ram Rahim?

Sirsa wears an almost-deserted look nowadays. The Dera headquarters, once a bustling place, has more or less been abandoned.

31 Aug 2017


Ram Rahim's daring escape plan... And how cops foiled it

There's no question the Haryana Police did a bad job of controlling the Panchkula violence despite having prior warning.

30 Aug 2017


Panchkula riots: We did a good job, says Haryana CM

Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar seems to have given himself a clean chit in the Panchkula riots case.

29 Aug 2017


Haryana: Sirsa officials rescue 18 minor girls from Dera HQ

Following Panchkula CBI Special Court's 20-year sentence to Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh for raping two female followers in 2002, Haryana authorities rescued 18 minor girls from the Dera sect headquarters near the state's Sirsa town.

29 Aug 2017


Did you know the Dera had its own currency?

Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh lived life king-size. He owned an empire, so it might not be very surprising to know the Dera even had its own currency.

28 Aug 2017


Who will succeed Ram Rahim Singh as Dera chief?

With Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh's 10-years imprisonment, the question now turns to who will lead the sect that claims the loyalty of over five crore devotees globally.

27 Aug 2017


Meet Honeypreet Insan, the Dera chief's adopted daughter

While Dera Sacha Sauda followers went on violent rampages following Dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh's conviction in a rape case, the man himself was seen walking into a helicopter along with Honeypreet Insan, Singh's adopted daughter.

27 Aug 2017


Dera violence: Punjab & Haryana HC slams state, centre governments

The Punjab and Haryana High Court called out the centre and the Haryana state government for their inability to control widespread violence following the verdict in the Ram Rahim Singh rape case.

26 Aug 2017


Haryana sacks Deputy AG Salwara caught carrying Ram Rahim's suitcase

Following the conviction of Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Insaan in a rape case, Haryana fired its Deputy Advocate General, Gurdass Singh Salwara, as he was seen holding the so-called guru's suitcase.

26 Aug 2017


The Dera riots: Who's at fault for the violent rampage?

Thirty people have been killed and 250 injured in violence that broke out after Guru Ram Rahim Singh was convicted of sexual assault.

25 Aug 2017


Ram Rahim verdict: Meet the judge who convicted the "guru"

Fifteen years after the crime, Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was convicted for sexually exploiting two female followers at his Dera Sacha Sauda headquarters in Sirsa in 2002.

25 Aug 2017


Ram Rahim verdict: Violence breaks out, 30 dead, curfew imposed

After Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was convicted in a 2002 rape case, violence erupted across northern India. At least 30 people are dead and 250 injured.

25 Aug 2017


Guru Ram Rahim Singh convicted in 2002 rape case

Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, chief of Dera Sacha Sauda based in Haryana's Sirsa, has been convicted in a 2002 rape case.

The dark secrets of spiritual guru Ram Rahim Singh

Guru Ram Rahim Singh, head of Dera Sacha Sauda, claims to have five crore followers globally. Devotion to him and the sect runs deep among them.

30 Aug 2016

Anil Vij

Anil Vij donates Rs.50 lakhs to sport event, faces criticism

Haryana Sports Minister Anil Vij became the centre of controversy after he donated Rs.50 lakhs to spiritual organization, Dera Sacha Sauda.