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Controversial Dera Sauda Sirsa chief charged with rape and murder claims he is ‘incapable’ of having sex By GURTEJ SINGH Published: February 14, 2014 Panchkula (February 14, 2014): It is learnt that controversial self-styled godman and Dera Sauda Sirsa head Gurmeet Ram Rahim Insan, who is facing rape and murder charges, has told Panchkula court that he is not mentally and physically fit to have sexual intercourse. According to a ‘Mail Online India’ news dated: 12 Feb, S.K. Garg Narwana, counsel for Gurmeet Ram Rahim, told mediapersons: “Dera chief told the court that he was not fit to indulge in physical relationships”. Gurmeet Ram Rahim (Dera Sauda Sirsa) [File Photo] Controversial dera chief, who recorded his statement under section 313 of IPC through video conferencing, on Tuesday contended that the allegations levelled him were false and baseless. A Sadhvi had in 2002 written an anonymous letter addressed to the then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, accusing the Dera chief of sexual abuse. The Punjab and Haryana High Court took up the matter and ordered a CBI probe into the incident on September 24, 2002. Gurmeet Ram Rahim is also facing two murder charges. He is accused of murdering a Sirsa-based journalist, Ram Chander Chatrapati, who had been writing about the Dera’s activities. Chatrapati was shot on October 24, 2001 and died on November 21. He was also accused of killing sect manager Ranjit Singh in July 2002. According to CBI counsel HPS Verma, Dera head has made more than 100 video conference appearances but not a single physical appearance in court, which is mandatory under Section 313 of the Criminal Procedure Code. Dera head had on September 16, 2013 filed a plea in the court alleged that he was facing threats to his life. Controversial dera chief’s blasphemous activities against the Sikh Gurus had irked Sikhs in 2007, following which an edict was issued by Akal Takht asking Sikhs to boycott the sect activities at all levels.