Update: Ram Rahim Singh refuses to leave courtroom. Forcefully being removed.
Update: I welcome the verdict against Ram Rahim Anshul Chhatrapati, son of the journalist who exposed the rape case 15 years ago said.
Update: Medical examination of Ram Rahim Singh is being done following which he will be given a jail uniform and will be allotted a cell in jail.
Update: The Dera chief will be prisoner number – 1997 at Rohtak jail.
Update: Ram Rahim Singh sentence for 10years imprisonment.
Update: Violence In Dera HQ, unrest in Sirsa
Update: Ahead of the sentencing in the case, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh is holding an emergency meet with top administrative and police officials.
Update: Fresh tension erupts in Sirsa.
Update: Inside Rohtak jail, with folded hands, Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh pleads for leniency, stating that he is a social worker. Ram Rahim Singh broke into tears.
Update: Both sides have concluded delivering their arguments in court. No mobile phones have been allowed inside the courtroom. Other than the defence counsels, the only officials present in the courtroom are ADG (law and order) and three senior jail officials
Chandigarh: Special CBI court judge Jagdeep Singh, who delivered the guilty verdict in the 2002 rape case against the Dera chief on Friday, has been flown in to Rohtak’s Sunaria jail by a special helicopter for the sentencing.
A massive security arrangement has been put in place across Haryana and Punjab to avoid a repeat of Friday’s violence in which 38 people were killed and over 250 injured.