Inside Pic: Ram Rahim’s fantasy world in Dera campus
New Delhi: Spread over about 800 acres, the headquarters of the controversial cult sect houses luxury hotel and resort complete with a “Skybar”, replicas of Eiffel Tower, Taj Mahal and Disney Palace, a cinema hall, shopping complex, food court, an “International School and hostel, hospital, ayurvedic pharmacy and guards at key locations – Dera Sacha Sauda’s headquarters in Haryana, on the outskirts of Sirsa.
Every building is decorated with hoardings carrying pictures of its chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim, who took over as its chief in 1990, according to reports.
After Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was jailed for 20 years for raping 2 disciples, the Dera headquarters, once symbolising the lavish lifestyle of the ‘Baba of bling’, now resembles a deserted look.
The Dera campus has buildings designed like replicas of iconic buildings like Eiffel Tower and Taj Mahal.
The Haryana government has got a nod from the Punjab and Haryana High Court to conduct a search inside the Dera Sacha Sauda headquarters which according to eyewitnesses will be a mere eyewash as it is being conducted nearly a week after the Dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was jailed for 20 years on August 28 for raping two female disciples.