Dera’s old print­ing press also used for mass cas­tra­tion: CBI

Hindustan Times (Bathinda) - - Htpunjab & Haryana - Vivek Gupta let­ter­schd@hin­dus­tan­times.com ■

PANCHKULA : The Cen­tral Bureau of In­ves­ti­ga­tion (CBI)’S chargesheet in the cas­tra­tion row in which rape con­vict dera sacha sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim is framed as the main ac­cused, has re­vealed that its old print­ing press build­ing in Sirsa and two char­ity hos­pi­tals were used for car­ry­ing out mass cas­tra­tions, at his be­hest.

A makeshift ar­range­ment passed muster for the il­le­gal­ity at the press build­ing, once used for print­ing the dera’s pub­lic­ity ma­te­rial.

The CBI in­spected halls and rooms of the ‘very old’ build­ing with oval-shaped brick roof with iron gird­ers.

CHAR­ITY HOS­PI­TALS USED FOR IL­LE­GAL AC­TIV­I­TIES

As per CBI, Shah Sat­namji Spe­cial­ity Hos­pi­tal in­side dera was an­other spot for these il­le­gal cas­tra­tions.

The hos­pi­tal’s web­site claims it was set up in 1995 with a mis­sion to serve the poor. It even claimed to have served thou­sands of poor pa­tients for free. CBI has tes­ti­mony of vic­tims to sup­port its claim.

The agency also claims that the hos­pi­tal’s sec­ond floor had five op­er­a­tion the­atres where surg­eries were nor­mally car­ried out.

The hos­pi­tal’s build­ing was de­mol­ished in 2014 and all equip­ment was shifted to new build­ing in the vicin­ity.

An­other char­ity hos­pi­tal — Shah Sat­namji Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal — at the dera chief’s an­ces­tral vil­lage in Ra­jasthan’s Gu­rusar Mo­dia vil­lage was the third spot iden­ti­fied for mass cas­tra­tion.

The CBI team found two op­er­a­tion threatre in build­ing’s ground floor fully equipped with in­stru­ments and other ac­ces­sories.

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