Sirsa: Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh continues to grab headlines even a fortnight after his conviction in rape cases of two sadhvis.
A former journalist from Haryana has made a starling claim that if excavation inside the Dera campus is carried out, a large number of human skeletons will be found.
Speaking exclusively to Zee Media, former Haryana journalist Ramanand Tatia suggested that the excavations should be done in the presence of national media.
Attempting to further expose the convicted Dera chief, the journalist claimed that those who opposed Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh were brutally murdered and then secretly buried inside the campus.
He claimed that if the entire Dera premise is thoroughly searched and excavated, truth about the mysterious disappearance of nearly 500 people will automatically come to fore.
Ramanand Tatia further claimed that several Dera followers were asked to sign an undertaking stating only they shall be responsible for their death.
He claimed that the influential Dera chief and his close aides had forcibly confiscated lands of several poor farmers for constructing a luxurious sultanate inside the sect's premises in Haryana's Sirsa and elsewhere.
Investigations have now revealed that Dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh had spent crores for creating a sprawling mansion inside the sect's premises in Haryana's Sirsa.
Singh, currently serving a 20-year sentence in Rohtak jail after being convicted of raping two sadhvis or female followers, lived like a king, trying to recreate the seven wonders of the world.
The Punjab and Haryana governments will soon conduct search operations inside the premises under the supervision of a retired session judge appointed by the High court. Security has been beefed up inside and outside the Dera.
The search operation is expected to reveal many secrets of Ram Rahim who's currently lodged in Rohtak jail.