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Rapist Ram Rahim to work as gardener in jail for Rs 40 a day


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Rohtak, Sep 13: After a fortnight of being lodged in Sunaria jail in Rohtak, Dera Sacha Sauda Chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh will work a gardener for Rs 40 a day. However, it is said that he may have difficulties in ‘making his ends meet’ as at present, he drinks only mineral water from the jail canteen.

Convicted in a rape case, Singh is now prisoner number 8647 at the Rothak jail. The multi-millionaire 'Bling Baba' who lived in the 700-acre plush Dera headquarters and slept only on velvet blankets in his ‘gufa’ is now confined to 8X8 feet cell, and sleeps on rough blankets and cotton bedding.

The first week, Singh had difficulties in acclimatizing to the jail atmosphere. According to sources, the day he was convicted he howled and had to be dragged to the barracks. He refused to eat anything that day.

The next two days he complained about the quality of food and ate very little. He also complained health issues and a team of doctors got him checked. He had requested his close aide Honeypreet Singh to be allowed to stay with him as an attendant. However, she is missing after sedition charges were slapped against her. He has been given two numberdars (old convicts having completed three years of sentence) to help him.

According to sources he is yet to don the jail uniform. Singh has to attend the morning and evening assemblies and is supposed to say ‘hazir’ whenever is name is called out.

He spends most of his time meditating. Supposedly, he was ‘counselled’ by the jail authorities and asked to take a job. He was given two options that are to work as a gardener or in a factory. Singh has agreed to work as a gardener.

Ten members were added in the regular visit list, such as adopted daughter Honeypreet Insan, Dera head's mother Nasib Kaur, daughters Charanpreet and Amanpreet , son Jasmeet, daughter-in-law Husanpreet, sons-in-law Shanemeet and Ruhemeet, chairperson of Dera Sacha Sauda Trust Vipassana and an old associate Daan Singh. However, no one has come to meet him for over a fortnight.

Dalit activist Swaraj Kirad, who too was lodged in the Sunaria jail till Friday, said Gurmeet was the center of attraction for other inmates. However under trials whose bail applications or release orders were issued over past one week, are facing inconveniences, as there was a blanket ban on anyone entering or leaving the jail.

Gurmeet's presence is also taking toll on other inmates as due to security reasons all inmates are sent inside their cells when Gurmeet is taken out.

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  • Dr, Mangalore (Kankanady)/Ottawa, Canada

    Thu, Sep 28 2017

    He will be transformed as a gardener appearing with flowers to women everywhere, in this life itself. Doesn't have to wait for after-life.

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  • H Kunder, Mangalore

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    Anyways in his ashram he used to stay in greenery. Here also he will get to stay in greenery.

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  • Rao, Udupi

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    The work given is too light for him given the offences he committed and "charbi" he has developed.
    He should be given more hard work to remove all his "charbi".
    Why he is given two helps?
    He should be appointed as help to other convicts.

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  • Flavian, Mangaluru/Kuwait

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    In cotrast to prison life in Mangalore jails.
    Keep checking CCTV footage for any curicular activities in the premises.

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  • hemanth, Bangalore

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    Unlucky fellow. If he would have in Bangalore jail he could have got 5 star hotel treatment

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  • Sachidanand Shetty, Mundkur/Dubai

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    Better Jail Wards should keep an eye on him.... Else he will start his "Pravachan with Action" in garden too!!!

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Bengaluru/Katapadi

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    No punishment suffice to him for the cruel crimes he indulged

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  • Kamath, Ujire/Canada

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    It is mind boggling to see that these convicted rapist can exercise his influence even in a jail that happens only in India, He should have been given for the first 5 years cleaning toilets and sweeping floors in the jail. Then perhaps something different.

    These charlatans, thugs and murderes have to be treated harshly untilthey soften up and reform themselves.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    He spends most of his time meditating - Hilarious ...

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  • Don, Mangalore

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    "Ek Phool, Dho Mali"

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  • prem, mlre

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    y govt paying him 40 rs per day....they should take all his dera asset.

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