The Case for Hearing under the Double bench of the High Court
In the Chattrapati case, the Chhatrapati Murder Case has been accepted on the petition of Guru Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Insan. The double bench of the High Court will conduct a regular hearing on the case. But the matter is still pending by the High Court with no further date given to the council. Punjab and Haryana High Court Justice AB Chaudhary and Justice Anupinder Singh Grewal on behalf of the bench, have kept the case under consideration while accepting the petition for the same.
With this, till the final decision on the case is made, the penalty of 50 thousand rupees has also been kept on hold in this particular case. In the petition filed by senior lawyer Vinod Ghai and Gurdas Singh Salwara in the Punjab and Haryana High Court, it has been said that the Panchkula court has made a mistake in pronouncing the decision on behalf of the court, as their party Baba Ram Rahim is innocent in this case. Therefore, it has been asked to eliminate the punishment and their counsel be released with due respect.
Baba Ram Rahim has submitted in his appeal that the first charge sheet that was filed in the matter against certain other accused and none of them had been named the appellant as being involved in the plot.
“It is a matter of fact that the appellant was not at all named in the first charge sheet filed by state police in 2002. Krishan Lal was tortured by CBI officials. The name of the Dera chief was, thereafter, included as an accused by way of revenge,” his counsel said.
The council also stated that the version of Khatta Singh, Guru driver, and prime witness, that the conspiracy was actually hatched only in his presence and that he did not disclose it to anyone has stood falsified by the admission of an investigating officer in his cross-examination.
As per the officer investigating the case, Khatta Singh being a witness in the conspiracy was in fact known to them since 4-5 years and that they were also after him, but he was unavailable.
This appeal was filed about two months after the verdict of special CBI sentencing Saint Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh and three others accused to life imprisonment imposing a fine of Rs 50,000 in the murder of journalist Ram Chander Chhatrapati.