Gurmeet Ram Rahim was given a punishment of 20 years jail by CBI court for the rape charges. Post that there were investigations going around regarding the property of Dera Sacha Sauda.
Haryana and Punjab High Court orders state government
There were some media reports which suggested that the successor governments have extended the helping hand for the construction and development of Dera Sacha Sauda group. A full bench of the Haryana & Punjab High Court asked the Haryana government on Wednesday to look deep into the matter.
The High Court also directed the Enforcement Directorate and Income Tax Department to look into the allegations of money laundering in the functioning of the Dera. Additionally, the Haryana police Special Investigation Team was asked to look into the FIRs registered in Sirsa in the cases of missing persons.
State government responds with reports
The ML Khattar government has now submitted a report to Haryana and Punjab High Court in which Ram Rahim’s Dera Sacha Sauda has been valued at Rs 1,453 crore.
Interestingly, this is the value of Dera headquarters in Sirsa, where the Dera headquarters are located. The estimate doesn’t include the Dera properties outside of Haryana.
The Haryana government has also estimated that Gurmeet Ram Rahim’s organisation owns properties worth around Rs 1,600 crore across the state. Also, the real value of the properties owned by Ram Rahim Singh’s Dera could be much higher as the government has drawn estimates on the basis of Haryana’s collector rates. It is being said that the market value of the Dera properties could be around 1.5 times the figure that the government has arrived at.
Will Dera pay for the losses?
There are indications from the court that Dera may have to pay for the losses caused due to riots happened in Haryana, Punjab and Delhi post the court decision against Gurmeet Ram Rahim.
There was a loss of the lives of more than 35 people as the crowd supporting Ram Rahim created violence and set many places on fire.