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'Mujhe Maaf Kar Do', Wept Ram Rahim, Had To Be Dragged Out Of Court

Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh has been sentenced to 10 years in jail in a 2002 rape case.

Rohtak:  As a judge sentenced him to 10 years in jail today, self-styled spiritual guru Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh refused to leave a court and wept, begging for a lesser sentence. “Mujhe Maaf Kar do (forgive me),” said the flamboyant chief of the Dera Sacha Sauda sect, who claims millions of followers.

Ram Rahim, found guilty of raping two followers in 2002, was sentenced at a jail in Rohtak where he had been flown into on Friday.

The CBI has asked the court to increase his jail term, arguing that he deserves a tougher punishment.

CBI Judge Jagdeep Singh was flown by a special chopper from Panchkula to Rohtak, where a special courtroom was set up inside the Sunaria jail.