Chandigarh: Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, who is serving a 20-year-jail term for sexual exploitation of two women, would be killed if he is left alone without security in the jail premises, said an inmate, recently out on bail.
The inmate, Somu Pandit, claimed that several Rohtak jail inmates are very angry with the self-styled godman and would kill him if they find the Dera chief without security.
It is to be noted that the Dera chief is currently lodged in the District Jail at Sunaria near Rohtak.
The maverick self-styled godman was on August 25 convicted of rape by CBI judge Jagdeep Singh for the rape of two female disciples in 1999.
The sect chief was convicted by a Panchkula Special Court on August 25 for the rape of two female disciples in 1999. He was sentenced to 20 years of rigorous imprisonment.
Meanwhile, a mammoth exercise to carry out "sanitisation" of the sprawling Dera Sacha Sauda sect headquarters was underway in Sirsa with security forces and various government departments coordinating closely amid tight security.
The Dera is spread over two campuses, 600 acres and over 100 acres respectively, about eight km from Sirsa and 260 km from Chandigarh. It houses a stadium, a hospital, educational institutions, luxury resort, bungalows and markets. Hundreds of people and sect followers permanently live and work in the mini-township.