Dera Sacha Sauda chief gets clean chit in murder case

The special CBI court gave a clean chit to Sacha Sauda Dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim and three others named in the complaint of the murder case of former manager Faqir Chand. The court gave this decision after the CBI submitted a closure report on completion of investigation in the case. The CBI court fixed December 15 for hearing objections from the complainants Ram Kumar Bishnoi, brother of the deceased Faqir Chand, and others.

The CBI was handed over the case in February 2010 and had registered a case against the Dera chief and three others named in the complaint for alleged murder of Faqir Chand, who had gone missing in the year 1991. Presuming that his missing brother had been murdered, Ram Kumar and others filed a complaint with the police, alleging that the Dera chief and his three accomplices had committed his murder.

Faqir Chand was acting as one of the managers and was considered a confidant of the Dera chief. But suddenly he disappeared from the Dera in 1991 and there was no clue till the CBI took up the case in February 2010.

During the investigation, the CBI prepared over two dozen documents and recorded statements of 41 witnesses. But it did not find anything tangible which could substantiate the allegations made by Ram Kumar and the other complainants. No witness in his statements gave evidence against the Dera chief. Hence, the CBI submitted its closure report to the court on the basis of which the Dera chief was given a clean chit in the case.

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