Special CBI court has convicted 5 including Deramukhi Ram Rahim in Ranjit Singh murder case. Ranjit was murdered 19 years ago after his name cropped up in the case of writing anonymous letters against Deramukhi. On entering the village Khanpur Kolian on Ambala Road, 12 km from Kurukshetra, the first house on the left hand side belongs to Ranjit. Ranjeet’s family is still under police guard.
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The policemen present at the house do not allow any unknown person to meet the family members. The police team is staying in a room built in a corner of the house and the kitchen and bathroom are made with it. All facilities including TV for dining, lodging and entertainment are in the rooms.
Ranjeet’s family has great status in the village
Ranjit’s family is a big landlord family of the village. He has about 90 acres of land. Now the family does not cultivate itself, but has given the land on contract. Ranjeet’s son is setting up a cold store in the field. There is a preparation to start a large scale work.
Murder took place on July 10, 2002
On July 10, 2002, Ranjit Singh of Kurukshetra, who was a member of the management committee of the dera, was murdered. Ranjit Singh’s name came in the case of writing anonymous letters against Deramukhi. Dera management suspected that Ranjit had got anonymous letters written by his sister in the Sadhvi sexual abuse case. Dissatisfied with the police investigation, Ranjit’s father filed a petition in the High Court in January 2003, seeking a CBI inquiry. The CBI had registered a case against the accused while investigating the matter. In 2007, the court framed charges against the accused. After the death of Ranjit’s father, his son Jagseer pleaded in the court and now five including Deramukhi Ram Rahim have been convicted.
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