Before the court gave the verdict, security was beefed up in Hisar. Paramilitary forces and rapid action force (RAF) jawans were also kept on standby
Rohtak: A Hisar court has convicted self-styled godman Rampal of murder and sentenced him to life imprisonment on Tuesday.
Rampal has been taken to Hisar’s Central Jail-2.
Before the court gave the verdict, security was beefed up in Hisar. Paramilitary forces and rapid action force (RAF) jawans were also kept on standby.
Rampal was convicted on the charges of murder in a 2006 case relating the death of a woman supporter during clashes between his followers and those of the Arya Samaj.
The godman, along with 27 of his followers, was also convicted on the charges of murder in a 2014 case that dealt with the deaths of four women and a child during clashes between his followers and security personnel, who had come to the ashram to arrest Rampal for the 2006 murder case.
In 2014, over 5,000 security personnel were deployed by the Haryana government to arrest Rampal and his aides from the Satlok ashram in Barwala. After a 10-day long operation, he was finally arrested on November 19 that year.
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Last Updated Oct 16, 2018, 7:05 PM IST