No parole for Dera chief; HC dismisses fourth plea

Wednesday 04th September 2019 05:58 EDT

The Punjab and Haryana High Court dismissed as withdrawn a parole plea filed by the wife of Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh who is serving jail term after being convicted of raping two of his disciples and for murdering a journalist. Harjit Kaur had filed the plea seeking three week parole for Ram Rahim to look after his ailing mother Naseeb Kaur (85). 'Dismissed as withdrawn, at this stage. In case the medical experts opine that the (Ram Rahim's) mother is critically ill then the withdrawal of the case today would not be an impediment in consideration of request in accordance with law', Justice Rajiv Narain Raina said in an order after Kaur's lawyers failed to convince the court for Ram Rahim's temporary release. Earlier, the Superintendent of Sunaria Jail in Rohtak where the dera chief is lodged, had rejected Kaur's plea.

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