New Delhi: Controversial godman Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh tested COVID-19 positive on Sunday and was rushed to a private hospital in Gurugram from Sunaria jail in Haryana’s Rohtak district.
He is serving a 20-year sentence on charges of rape and murder. He was convicted in August 2017 by a special CBI court in Panchkula.
On June 3, Singh had undergone some tests at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (PGIMS), Rohtak after he complained of abdominal pain. He had refused to undergo the COVID test at PGIMS Rohtak, ZeeNews reported.
The Sunaria Jail Superintendent Sunil Sangwan said that all tests related to Singh’s condition could not be completed at PGIMS, Rohtak, ZeeNews reported quoting a PTI report. Later, the prison authorities took him to Medanta Hospital for further tests after getting permission for the same, Sangwan was quoted as saying.