Dera Sacha Sauda

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

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.

Punjab: Prime accused in 2015 sacrilege case murdered inside jail

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.

Punjab: 2-year-old, pulled out of borewell after 5 days, dies

11 Jun 2019

Punjab: 2-year-old, pulled out of borewell after 5 days, dies

A two-year-old boy from Punjab, who fell into a 150-feet deep borewell and remained stuck there for 109 hours, died on Tuesday morning.

Haryana: Ram Rahim sentenced to life imprisonment for journalist's murder

17 Jan 2019

Haryana: Ram Rahim sentenced to life imprisonment for journalist's murder

On Thursday, a special CBI court in Panchkula awarded a life imprisonment sentence to Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh for his involvement in the murder of journalist Ram Chander Chhatrapati.

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

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.

Sacrilege cases: Actor Akshay Kumar appears before Punjab Police SIT

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.

Court grants bail to Gurmeet Ram Rahim in castration case

05 Oct 2018

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.

Honeypreet learning dress designing, block printing in prison

26 May 2018

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.

Former Sacha Sauda driver deposes in murder case against Gurmeet

09 May 2018

Former Sacha Sauda driver deposes in murder case against Gurmeet

A former driver of Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh has testified in court that a sect follower was killed on the directions of the self-styled godman.

How Ram Rahim is keeping his Rs.1,500cr-empire in the family

02 May 2018

How Ram Rahim is keeping his Rs.1,500cr-empire in the family

Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh's Dera Sacha Sauda has a new leader. As the 'godman' serves prison-time for rape, his 70-year-old mother Naseeb Kaur has emerged as the new guiding force.

Ram Rahim Singh chargesheeted in forced mass castration case

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.

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

23 Nov 2017

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.

At Ujjain's donkey fair, 'Ram Rahim' and 'Honeypreet' are sold!

06 Nov 2017

At Ujjain's donkey fair, 'Ram Rahim' and 'Honeypreet' are sold!

Dera Sacha Sauda chief Ram Rahim Singh and his adopted daughter Honeypreet are in prison, serving their time for different crimes.

Panchkula riots: Honeypreet confesses to inciting violence

11 Oct 2017

Panchkula riots: Honeypreet confesses to inciting violence

In a fresh development, Honeypreet Insan has confessed to inciting violence in Panchkula.

Honeypreet's remand extended by three days

10 Oct 2017

Honeypreet's remand extended by three days

The six-day remand of Honeypreet, Ram Rahim's adopted daughter who was arrested on October 3, has been extended by another three days by the Panchkula court.

Was Honeypreet Insan behind the Panchkula violence?

06 Oct 2017

Was Honeypreet Insan behind the Panchkula violence?

Days after Honeypreet was taken into custody, Dera supporters have alleged that she was the one who planned and sponsored the Panchkula violence after Ram Rahim's conviction.

Panchkula court sends Honeypreet to six-day police custody

04 Oct 2017

Panchkula court sends Honeypreet to six-day police custody

Jailed Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh's 'adopted daughter' Honeypreet Insan and her female associate, Jagdeep Kaur, were produced before a local court today.

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

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.

Honeypreet surrenders, claims innocence after absconding for over a month

03 Oct 2017

Honeypreet surrenders, claims innocence after absconding for over a month

On October 3, after absconding for over a month, Honeypreet Insan, the adopted daughter of jailed Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, surrendered to Haryana Police.

Honeypreet surrenders to Haryana Police after absconding for a month

03 Oct 2017

Honeypreet surrenders to Haryana Police after absconding for a month

Jailed Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh's adopted daughter, Honeypreet Insan, has surrendered to the Haryana Police.

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

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.

Ram Rahim appeals against CBI court verdict in HC

25 Sep 2017

Ram Rahim appeals against CBI court verdict in HC

Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh has filed an appeal in the Punjab and Haryana High Court against the rape conviction verdict of the Panchkula's Special CBI Court.

Falahari Baba arrested after cops find no health issues

24 Sep 2017

Falahari Baba arrested after cops find no health issues

Rajasthan's famed 'Falahari Baba' was arrested on Saturday afternoon on charges of raping a 21 year-old on 7th August.

"Honeypreet was Ram Rahim's de-facto wife, adoption a sham"

23 Sep 2017

"Honeypreet was Ram Rahim's de-facto wife, adoption a sham"

Vishwas Gupta, Honeypreet Insan's ex-husband addressing a press conference revealed that she wasn't Ram Rahim's legally adopted daughter.

Falahari Baba booked for raping 21-year-old girl

21 Sep 2017

Falahari Baba booked for raping 21-year-old girl

Weeks after Dera Sacha Sauda leader Gurmeet Ram Rahim was convicted of raping two disciples, another self-styled godman, Falahari Maharaj, has been booked for raping a 21-year-old devotee.

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

20 Sep 2017

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.

Rogue cops planned to free Ram Rahim, shift to Himachal

16 Sep 2017

Rogue cops planned to free Ram Rahim, shift to Himachal

Police have said that the Haryana commandos who tried to free Ram Rahim after his conviction were planning to take him to a hideout in Himachal Pradesh.

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

16 Sep 2017

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.

Six cops arrested for trying to free Ram Rahim

15 Sep 2017

Six cops arrested for trying to free Ram Rahim

Six cops have been arrested for attempting to free Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh after his conviction by a court.

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

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.

Dera donated 14 bodies for research without necessary death certificates

09 Sep 2017

Dera donated 14 bodies for research without necessary death certificates

Stories about the Dera Sacha Sauda keep getting murkier. Even as forces conduct a sweep of its Sirsa campus, the Health Ministry has revealed that 14 bodies were sent by it to a medical college "without requisite permission and death certificates".

Massive sweeping operations at the Dera headquarters, curfew imposed

08 Sep 2017

Massive sweeping operations at the Dera headquarters, curfew imposed

There's heavy security deployment at the Dera Sacha Sauda headquarters in Sirsa this morning as forces engage in search and sanitization operations inside the premises.

Dera Sacha Sauda spent Rs. 5cr to fuel violence: Police

07 Sep 2017

Dera Sacha Sauda spent Rs. 5cr to fuel violence: Police

Police have said the Dera Sacha Sauda spent at least Rs. 5cr to fuel violence in the aftermath of Ram Rahim Singh's conviction.

No question of successor to Ram Rahim, says the Dera

06 Sep 2017

No question of successor to Ram Rahim, says the Dera

The Dera Sacha Sauda has stated that there's no question of appointing a successor to chief Ram Rahim Singh. There has been "no connection with Honeypreet" since August 25, it added.

Ram Rahim wants Honeypreet to visit, but not his wife

05 Sep 2017

Ram Rahim wants Honeypreet to visit, but not his wife

Inmate Ram Rahim Singh has requested approval for a list of 10 regular visitors. Interestingly, adopted daughter Honeypreet is on the list but his wife Harjeet Kaur isn't.

Huge cache of arms seized from Dera headquarters in Sirsa

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.

After a week, Ram Rahim getting used to prison life

03 Sep 2017

After a week, Ram Rahim getting used to prison life

It's been a week since Ram Rahim Singh entered prison, and the 'godman', who lived life lavishly, is just starting to get used to the new conditions.

Sudesh Kumari, the woman who sent Ram Rahim to jail

02 Sep 2017

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.

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

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.

Ram Rahim's prison troubles: The 'guru' wasn't eating or sleeping

01 Sep 2017

Ram Rahim's prison troubles: The 'guru' wasn't eating or sleeping

In a few days, the empire built by Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, former Dera Sacha Sauda chief, has fallen apart. The man who lived life king-size is now lodged in Rohtak's Sonaria jail.