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Dera chief gets interim bail till Oct 15
October 04, 2007 13:39 IST
A local court on Thursday extended till October 15 the interim bail given to Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmit Ram Rahim Singh in three cases of murder and sexual harassment, in further reprieve for the embattled sect head.
Special Judge for CBI cases R K Saini adjourned the hearing on the regular bail plea filed by the chief of the Sirsa-based Dera in connection with the murder of Dera manager Ranjit Singh, Sirsa journalist Ram Chander Chatterpatti and the alleged sexual harassment of a woman disciple.
Gurmit Ram was directed to furnish a bail bond of Rs 5 lakh. The Punjab and Haryana High Court had recently granted interim bail to the Dera head till the trial court decides on the plea for a regular bail moved by him in the three cases.
The court had directed that the Dera chief should be released on interim bail when he appears in the court.