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Six cops arrested for trying to free Ram Rahim

Six cops arrested for trying to free Ram Rahim
15 Sep 2017
  • Six cops have been arrested for attempting to free Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh after his conviction by a court.
  • The Dera Sacha Sauda chief was convicted in two 15-year-old rape cases on August 25 by a court in Panchkula.
  • In the aftermath, a wave of violence erupted across north India.
  • It later emerged these cops, his followers, tried to free him during the chaos.

  • What did these cops do?
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  • Two head constables and a constable of Haryana Police were part of Ram Rahim's security detail that day.
  • Five others who have been dismissed as well as three Punjab cops who have been arrested were also in on the escape plan.
  • During the violence, they attacked police and threw themselves in front of the car he was being transported in, but couldn't free him.

  • An influential 'godman' now suffers in jail
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  • The extent of Ram Rahim's influence became clear after the Panchkula riots. Lakhs of devotees followed orders as the Dera supplied weapons to unleash violence.
  • The Dera reportedly managed to move out truckloads of incriminating material from its Sirsa headquarters without facing any action.
  • His closeness with the BJP is suspected to have played a role.
  • But for now, the 'godman' languishes in jail.



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