Ever since the conviction of ex Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh for two rapes, his offenses of sexual assault and felonies have been shocking everyone to wits. The self-proclaimed godman has been slapped with a 20-year sentence and many of his illegal properties have been seized.
This godman used to intimidate people in the name of God and religion. The sardonic man had a profound interest in farming, he owns a camp in Sirsa that is spread over 700 acres, where he cultivates vegetables and fruits.
Gurmeet was probed about his luxurious lifestyle since he was just a religious man. He had said that he earned it through agriculture. The astonishing revelation came as a shocker since that self-acclaimed godman was right. He certainly opened ways for a huge sector of income to serve his luxurious lifestyle.
As per a report, vegetables in Dera’s vegetable market are priced as high as gold.
A single papaya was sold for Rs.5000, single green chilly for Rs.1000, bringal ranged between Rs.1000 and Rs.2000 as per the size, and 5 grams of peas are charged at Rs.1000.
Calculate 1 kg of peas; what would it cost? Once 100 grams jaggery was sold at Rs. 1.25 lakh. These jaw-dropping prices were set by bhangi-dars who used to deliver these vegetables to the houses of Dera followers.
The most important question is why the Dera followers bought such expensive vegetables. The devotees stated that the godman had planted the vegetables with his own hands and by consuming the vegetables, they would remain healthy.
All in the name of charity and religion, this well-thought plan devised by the godman seemed to have worked for him all these years. Even if the devotees got one tomato worth Rs.1000, they considered it as a blessing of Ram Rahim. Such was the scene at Dera vegetable market.