Security tightened as court all set to announce quantum of punishment in journalist's murder case

New Delhi, Jan 17: It is Gurmeet Ram Rahim's conviction in journalist Ramchander Chhatrapati's murder case today. The Special Court of CBI in Panchkula on Thursday will pronounce the quantum of punishment to Gurmeet Ram Rahim, convicted in the murder of journalist Ramchander Chhatrapati along with three others, through video conference.Sirsa-based Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim will be produced in the court through video conference from Sunaria jail in Rohtak, where he is currently serving a 20-year prison term since 2017 for raping two women followers.Three other accused, who were also convicted in the journalist's murder case, will be produced in the court from Ambala jail through video conference.The CBI Special Court agreed to pronounce the punishment through video conference after Haryana government on Tuesday filed an application in this regard.The Dera chief has been found guilty of orchestrating the killing of Chhatrapati, a Sirsa-based journalist after the scribe wrote against Ram Rahim in his newspaper titled 'Poora Sach.' The scribe was shot in 2002, and the case was registered in 2003.

With Agencies