Many celebrities from B-town did not react on 20 years of imprisonment to former Dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh but bollywood's finest actor Shah Rukh Khan took no time in reacting on verdict by a special CBI court in Rohtak on 28 August.
SRK's comment on 'self-styled godman' will reportedly not be made public.
According to International Business Times, the 51-years-old actor has expressed “happiness” at Singh being sentenced in jail for raping two of his disciples by a special CBI court.
Reportedly, the actor got the news while shooting for Shah Rukh's Ted Talks: Nayi Soch.
“The director will perhaps not like it as it is not a part of the show, but I am happy to say Ram Rahim Singh has been sentenced,” SRK told on the mic, according to Mid-Day.
And now the reports suggests that the reaction by SRK on Dera verdict was not likely to be surfaced.
Recently, actor Kiku Sharda was the only celebrity to react on Ram Rahim's imprisonment.
“Enjoying a peaceful Chinese meal with no monosodium glutamate @mrsfunnybones @priyankasharda3,” he tweeted, tagging Twinkle Khanna and his wife.
Earlier on Monday, while sentencing 50-year-old Ram Rahim Singh to prison, the CBI court said that the Dera chief acted like a “wild beast” who did not even spare his own “pious” supporters. When the court proceedings began, Gurmeet broke down and with folded hands begged for mercy which failed to move Justice Jagdeep Singh.
Meanwhile, the Punjab and Haryana government had made appropriate security arrangements before the quantum of sentence was announced considering how law and order situation deteriorated after Gurmeet was convicted on Friday.
In all, 38 people were killed and hundreds injured in Panchkula and adjoining areas of Haryana and Punjab after Gurmeet was convicted in the two rape cases dating back to 2002. His supporters resorted to violence and burnt several vehicles after the conviction.
After the sentencing, CBI in its press release said, “CBI had registered a case on 12.12.2002 u/s 376, 506 & 509 of IPC on the orders dated 24.9.2002 of the Hon’ble High Court of Punjab & Haryana at Chandigarh passed in Crl. Misc. No. 26994-M of 2002 – Court on its Own Motion Vs. State directing CBI to investigate the alleged sexual exploitation of Sadhvis at Dera Sacha Sauda, Sirsa by Baba Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, the Head of Dera Sacha Sauda, Sirsa.
“After thorough investigation, CBI filed a charge sheet against accused Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh u/s 376 & 506 of IPC on 30.07.2007. Charges were framed against the accused on 6.9.2008. During trial, the prosecution examined 15 witnesses. The accused was also examined. Thereafter, one witness was examined as a Court Witness on the orders of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India. The Defence examined 37 witnesses. The final arguments were concluded on 17.08.2017. The Special Judge for CBI Cases, Panchkula(Haryana) found the accused guilty U/s 376 & 506 of IPC on 25.08.2017.”