Just after a day of so called Godman and sachcha dera chief, Baba Ram Rahim being sentenced for 20 years imprisonment, anther Godman, Rampal Dass was acquitted. A Haryana court acquitted on Tuesday controversial religious leader Rampal Dass, roughly three years after tens of thousands of his followers fought off an army of police and paramilitary personnel in clashes that killed six people and left India stunned. He has s been acquitted in the two cases (426 and 427). It’s a victory of truth,” said Rampal’s lawyer AP Singh.
The Indian Penal Code sections pertain to causing damage to public property and person. The 66-year-old leader, who runs a sect housed in a sprawling 12-acre ashram in Hisar’s Barwala, first burst into prominence in the late 90s after touring Haryana as a bhajan singer.
The court in Hisar was hearing cases for alleged assault, obstructing a public servant, rioting and unlawful assembly, among others. These were two among several cases levelled against Rampal and his followers after the week-long stand-off in November 2014 that left six people dead.