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Dera Baba Grows Vegetables, Makes Rs. 20 Daily!

Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, the flamboyant chief of the Dera Sacha Sauda sect who built an empire worth thousands of crores, is growing vegetables in jail. He is being paid Rs. 20 a day. Sentenced to 20 years in jail, 10 years each in two rape cases, the inmate at the Sunaria jail in Haryana's Rohtak is learnt to have settled down. Outside his barrack, there is a small plot of vacant land measuring about 900 sq yards. He has been tasked to grow vegetables in this land," said KP Singh, director general of Haryana prisons department said. Officials said convicts have to be assigned some work depending on their skills.

He was convicted of raping two women followers last month. In 2015, he was accused of encouraging 400 followers to undergo castration at his ashram so they could get closer to god. He also stood trial for conspiracy over the murder of a journalist in 2002.

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