Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh has been booked for allegedly hurting religious sentiments of the Sikhs by dressing up as Guru Gobind Singh
Megha Mann, Tribune News Service
Bathinda, April 26. The court of Additional Sessions Judge DS Johal today granted relief to Sirsa-based Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh by staying a lower court’s order that had directed him to appear before the Judge on May 10.
Dera chief’s counsel had yesterday moved an application in the court of District and Sessions Judge S K Aggarwal challenging the decision of Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) Harjit Singh who had summoned him to appear in the court on May 10. The next hearing in the case has been fixed on May 25.
On April 2, the CJM court had dismissed a Bathinda police report seeking cancellation of an FIR lodged against the Dera chief for allegedly dressing up as Guru Gobind Singh and hurting religious sentiments of the Sikhs in 2007.
Refusing the police’s plea, the CJM had directed the government witnesses to depose before the court on May 10.
A Dera spokesperson had contended that the police had failed to produce a challan in the court within the three-year stipulated period and in this case more than four-and-a-half years had passed.