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Ram Rahim tells HC: ‘Have renounced the world, no money to pay fine’

Ram Rahim tells HC: ‘Have renounced the world, no money to pay fine’
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New Delhi: Rape convict, Gurmeet Ram Rahim, moved to Punjab and Haryana High Court and told them that he has renounced the world and does not have money to pay the fine of Rs 30 lakh, which special CBI court had imposed on him.

Dera Chief has been sentenced to 20 years in prison along with the fine. While the HC admitted his plea and issued a notice to the CBI court. The court also admitted two appeals filed by the rape victims, as they sought a life imprisonment of Ram Rahim.

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According to a report by One India, the court has directed Ram Rahim to deposit the penalty amount within two months in a bank. It would be kept there and paid only after direction of the court .

“Our appeal challenging the conviction of Gurmeet Ram Rahim has been admitted. The court has asked us to deposit the fine with a bank within two months. Also, we will get the money back with interest if the decision after appeal favours us,” his lawyer added.

The Dera chief’s lawyer SK Garg, further said: “We urged the court that a lenient view should be taken as the case was 18 years old and there was no other case during the period and appealed to award minimum sentence considering his works towards society.”