The leader of Dera Sacha Sauda Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, who has been convicted of rape and murder, on Monday withdrew his parole application.
Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh on Monday withdrew his parole application after backlash. He had filed the parole application last week to look after his fields in Haryana’s Sirsa district. He was jailed in August 2017 for raping two women and for the murder of a journalist in January this year.
The senior official of Haryana Prisons Department without divulging into any details stated that Ram Rahim withdrew his parole application on Monday.
Ram Rahim is currently lodged at Rohtak’s Sunaria jail. The Dera Sacha Sauda chief in his application had asked for 42 days of Parole so that he could look after his fields in Sirsa District. Following his request for Parole, the jail superintendent wrote to the Sirsa District Administration.
Later on, a senior official from the administration on June 18th had replied to the letter and had asked the jail superintendent about the feasibility of releasing him on Parole.
In his letter, the superintendent also wrote that(specified), Gurmeet Ram Rahim’s behaviour was good and that he didn’t break or violate any rules.
The Sirsa Police had approached the Revenue Department to check how much land the Dera chief owned after receiving the letter.
The district administration of Sirsa was asked to submit a report to the Rohtak Division commissioner with a copy marked to the jail Superintendent.
A parole application is filed before a jail superintendent, who then forwards it to the deputy commissioner. Later then a report is sought from the superintendent of police, and in the end, a recommendation is made by the divisional commissioner.
Manohar Lal Khattar the chief minister last month had stated that a decision on the parole application of Dera Sacha Sauda chief would be taken keeping in view the interests of the state. And anyone who is entitled to seek Parole can seek one, they cannot stop anyone.