Ram Rahim sentencing: Bizarre conspiracy theories blame China, Pakistan, and drug cartel for rapist’s fate

first_imgEven after a special CBI Court held Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh guilty of rape, several Dera Sacha Sauda supporters feel the man they considered to be God has been hard done by.Since Friday’s verdict, hundreds of Dera Sacha Sauda supporters have been gripped by a persecution complex of sorts. Conspiracy theories abound. Scores of Dera supporters would go to any length to blame anyone but their ‘Baba’.They believe he can do no wrong, that ‘pitaji’ is being targeted for his good work and for going after societal evils.Several theories – some of them bizarre – have begun to float around in the last few days.RAM RAHIM’S ‘SURGICAL STRIKE’One of them says China or Pakistan could be behind his ordeal. The reason? Ram Rahim Singh showed a surgical strike on Pakistan in his movie, ‘Hind ka napak ko jawab MSG LION HEART 2′, a movie in which he played the lead role.Some blame a drug cartel, as they believe Ram Rahim Singh has taken up the cudgels to go after the drug menace – by convincing people to not use drugs.”Actually, it is (a) 100 per cent false accusation. Guruji is not this type of saint. He is multi talented personality…It is (a) false accusation…the drug sellers and many other unsocial people, those business got closed and they were against Guruji, they were planning how to put Guru ji in jail for many years and they made the plan, this false accusation, even they prepared the witness…30 lakh rupees was given to a person to give false witness against Guruji,” said Narottam Das, the principal of a boys’ school in Sriganganagar’s Gurdar Modia village.advertisementSome also blame the CBI, which played a significant role in securing the self-proclaimed godman’s conviction.”I have to say that some mistake has been made somewhere in (the) investigation. If complete investigation would have happened (by the CBI), this result would not have come”, says a childhood friend of Ram Rahim Singh’s.DERA DEVOTEES DENY FELLOW SUPPORTERS’ HAND IN VIOLENCEDera supporters aren’t even willing to accept that Ram Rahim Singh’s supporters were responsible for the mayhem that followed Friday’s verdict.”The violence that happened later was due to some miscreants, they went on a rampage, our (Dera) lovers were calm. Those who indulged in violence may have come from outside,” says a Dera supporter who went to Panchkula on the day of the verdict.The rape convict’s blind bhakts can blame everyone else except the man himself.”I have studied with him from class 1 till class 10. His disposition was very good, he was inclined towards spiritualism as well during childhood…He had interest in studies as well, (he) was good in studies, (and he) was good in sports as well…We used to eat, play together. I never felt any such thing about him.”, says Jagdev Singh, Ram Rahim Singh’s first cousinAcross Deras, there is a feeling of sullenness. The question is: What happens to Ram Rahim supporters’ faith now?ALSO READSon of journalist who was shot dead for exposing Ram Rahim rape case still awaits justice Ram Rahim Family History: The story of a devil, a saint and Papa’s angels Gurmeet Ram Rahim has been given 20 years in jail, not 10; slapped Rs 30 lakh fineALSO WATCHGurmeet Ram Rahim sentenced to 20 years in jail, fined Rs 30 lakhlast_img read more

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