Rohtak (Haryana): Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was granted 40-day parole, the police sources said on Friday.
The Dera Sacha Sauda chief was serving a sentence for rape and murder in Rohtak’s Sunaria Jail. According to the sources, the paperwork for his parole is yet to be completed and he is likely to be released today (January 21).
“Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, who is lodged in Sunaria prison in Rohtak district, has been granted 40-day parole. The paperwork is yet to be completed. He is likely to be released from prison on 21st January,” the Police Sources said.
This is the second time when Ram Rahim had requested parole of 40 days to attend an event. Earlier, he was out on parole for 40 days in October 2022.
“The Dera chief’s family have submitted an application to the jail authorities seeking month-long parole for Ram Rahim on his behalf but it will be decided by the court and commissioner for how many days he will get parole and where will he stay during this time,” Haryana Jail Minister Ranjit Singh Chautala confirmed on Friday.
Notably, the Dera chief was also granted parole ahead of the Haryana panchayat election and Adampur Assembly bypoll.
Rahim was granted parole for a month on June 17.
He has been incarcerated, since 2017, in Haryana’s Sunaria jail where he is serving a 20-year term for raping two women disciples at his ashram’s headquarters in Sirsa. Earlier in February, the Dera chief was granted three weeks’ furlough.