Ebook on Ram Rahim‘s prison actions

Gurmeet Singh Insaan was a leader of quasi-religious sect, a music producer, singer-songwriter, actor, and filmmaker with an insane following. Last year he broke headlines in the news as his rape case was covered extensively and his arrest caused his followers to riot across three states.
This wasn‘t his first conviction however, just his most recent and broadcasted one. A new book titled Dera Sacha Sauda and Gurmeet Ram Rahim: A Decade-long Investigation, published by Penguin Random House India is a thorough journalistic investigation into the reported criminal activities at the Dera. The author is an investigative journalist with sixteen years of experience across all media. His investigations have bust an AK-47 arms racket in western Uttar Pradesh, corruption in the power sector in Andhra Pradesh, a drug racket run by an MLA in Lucknow, fake caste certificates in Uttar Pradesh and so on. His book is about all the difficult battles for justice against the powerful godman.

The book details how a young man from a simple farming family came to be Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Insaan ‘Maharaj‘, a man followed by tens of thousands of people. The story involves murders, sexual exploitation, forced castrations, private militias, illegal trade in arms and opium, and land grab at an untold scale. Though he was arrested in 2017, the book starts in 2007 with the investigations from then and the struggle it was to convict someone so powerful.

Published by Penguin Random House India, the book was released on April 13, 2018.

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