Self-proclaimed religious leader Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh has been given Z-plus security cover, PTI reported on Tuesday. He will now be protected by 10 National Security Guard personnel while travelling, and two to eight guards while at his home.
“There are reliable inputs, regarding the threat to Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh from pro-Khalistan activists,” the Haryana Police has informed Rohtak Range commissioner in an official communication, according to the news agency.
Singh, who is serving a jail term Haryana’s Rohtak district after being convicted in separate cases of rape and murder, was granted a 21-day furlough earlier this month. The chief of the Dera Sacha Sauda sect was released on February 7 after the Haryana government decided that he did not fall in the category of “hardcore prisoners”.