Self-styled godman Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, who is serving a 20-year prison term in a rape case, has applied for parole claiming that he is being framed and that his conduct during prison time has been exemplary.
In his application, the self-styled godman said that he needed the parole to farm his land in Sirsa. Singh’s application for parole has been sent Sirsa Deputy Commissioner for approval.
Singh is serving the 20-year sentence for rape of two women, who were followers in his ashram. The first allegations of rape against him emerged in 2002, when a sadhvi wrote a letter to the then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and claimed that she among many others were being sexually exploited by Singh.
Apart from serving the 20-year prison term in rape case, Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh is also serving life imprisonment for murder of journalist Ramchander Chhtrapati in October 2002. He was convicted for the murder by a special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court in January 2019.