Dera Sacha Sauda in Sirsa: A 700 Acre Campus, Separate Currency and The Secret Cave of Ram Rahim

New Delhi, August 29: Self-styled godman and now rape convict Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh will spend the next 20 years of his life in jail as per the court’s order. From being his own boss inside the Dera Sacha Sauda campus in Sirsa, Ram Rahim will be doing one of the jobs a prisoner is required to do inside the jail as Qaidi number 1997. For the sprawling Dera, it remains to be seen who out of his two adopted daughters Vipassana and Honeypreet succeed him as the chief.

The Token Currency

The Dera Sacha Sauda campus is a 700 acre city in its own in Sirsa. It has a cinema theatre to showcase Ram Rahim’s films, a hospital, a mall, shops and more. The shops have a separate currency system of their own. Reports say that when a sach shop owner does not have change to give to a customer, they pay them coloured tokens of Rs 5 and Rs 10. These tokens can be used for transactions inside the Dera campus and nowhere else.

The Den of Secrets

But what has got many talking is the ‘gufa’ (cave) inside the Dera campus, that many say, is a ‘den of dark secrets’. Reporters who visited the campus say that once Ram Rahim was inside the cave, no one would know what happens inside as only specific people were allowed entry to this room. Some reports have claimed that Ram Rahim would give his ‘maafi’ to sadhvis in this cave. The two sadhvis who filed the rape case against Ram Rahim said that it was sexual assault that Ram Rahim called his ‘maafi’.

Some male followers of Ram Rahim have also claimed that the Dera chief would get them operated to make them impotent when they were in their teens.


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