CHANDIGARH: Actor Rayya Labib along with the other cast and crew of Tribhuvan Trilok Films recently shot for a portion of a film inspired by the life and legal battles of Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh.
The film is loosely inspired by the life of the controversial godman, but otherwise is a work of fiction, the production house has insisted.
Meanwhile, according to ANI, reacting to the 40-day parole granted to Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, who has been serving a 20-year jail term in a rape case, Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar, said it is the Dera Sacha Sauda chief’s right and he must have got it after following all the procedures. He further said that if the Dera Sacha Sauda chief has got parole, it must be after following all the procedures and he will not interfere in that.
“I was not aware that Ram Rahim got parole but if he has, then it must be after following all the procedures and that is his right. I will not interfere in that,” Khattar said.
The Dera Sacha Sauda chief is serving a 20-year sentence for rape and murder in Rohtak’s Sunaria Jail. “Gurmeet Ram Rahim is like every other prisoner here and he also has his fundamental rights. After 3-5 years, a prisoner can apply for parole and it is not in our hands, competent authority decides on the bail,” said Haryana Jail Minister Ranjit Singh Chautala.
He was convicted by a special CBI court in Panchkula in August 2017 for raping two women followers. CBI had registered the case on the orders passed by the High Court of Punjab and Haryana in 2003 and took over the investigation of the case earlier registered at Police Station Sadar in Kurukshetra.
It was alleged that Ranjit Singh, a resident of village Khanpur Kolian, Kurukshetra was murdered on July 10, 2002, when he was working in his fields at village Khanpur Kolian of District Kurukshetra in Haryana.
After a thorough investigation, the CBI filed a charge sheet in 2007 against six accused and charges were framed in 2008 while, on October 8, 2021, the court convicted Rahim and four others in connection with former Dera manager Ranjit Singh’s murder case.