DERA CHIEF TO FACE TRIAL IN CASTRATION CASE
CHANDIGARH: Dera Sacha Suada head Gurmeet Singh will be tried under Section 326 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), which attracts up to life imprisonment, in an alleged castration case involving Dera followers. The high court bench of justice Daya Chaudhary had dismissed his plea challenging framing of charges under the section. It was on August 3, Ram Rahim was charged under section 326 (voluntarily causing grievous hurt by dangerous weapons or means) among other sections along with the two doctors believed to be closely involved with the castration process. Ram Rahim is behind bars since August 25, 2017 for rapes of two Dera followers. The FIR in castration case was registered after Punjab and Haryana high court order in January 2015 on a plea alleging castration of 400 dera followers at the Dera premises.