Third Parole In 7 Months: Rape-Accused Ram Rahim Out Of Jail For 40 Days

Chandigarh: Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim was on Saturday released from Sunaria jail in Rohtak after receiving 40-day parole from a Haryana court.

He has been serving a 20-year term since 2017 after being convicted in a special CBI court for raping two women disciples at his ashram’s headquarters in Sirsa.

This is the third time that the self-proclaimed godman has got parole in the last seven months.

His request for 40-day parole to attend an event was granted in October 2022.

Last June also, he was granted parole – for a period of one month — ahead of Haryana panchayat election and Adampur assembly bypoll.

In February 2022, Ram Rahim was granted three weeks’ furlough.

Parole means the release of a prisoner temporarily for a special purpose or completely before the expiry of a sentence, on the promise of good behaviour. Furlough, on the other hand, is a short-term temporary release of convicts from jail.

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