Panchkula: The CBI Special Court today awarded life imprisonment to Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim in the journalist Ram Chander Chhatrapati murder case.
Along with Ram Rahim, Dera manager Krishan Lal and carpenters at Dera — Nirmal Singh and Kuldeep Singh were also awarded life imprisonment.
Special Judge Jagdeep Singh also imposed a fine of Rs 50,000 each on all the four accused.
Ram Rahim and other three accused – Kuldeep Singh, Nirmal Singh and Krishan Lal – were present in the court through video conferencing from Rohtak jail and Ambala jail, respectively.
It was Kuldeep Singh who had shot at Chhatrapati outside his house in Sirsa on the evening of October 24, 2002. Chhatrapati later succumbed to his injuries on November 21, 2002, at the Apollo Hospital in New Delhi.