Mumbai, Sept 2: Cine and TV Artists Association (CINTAA) has terminated the work permit of the self-styled godman, rock musician, actor and filmmaker Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh on the grounds of criminality and moral turpitude.
Dera Chief was sentenced to 20 years in a rape case by the CBI court on August 25.
The self-proclaimed godman unveiled the motion poster of another installment of his MSG aka Messenger of God franchise titled MSG Online Gurukul, which promised to showcase a never-before-seen world, and also highlighted the values that have been forgotten.According to his followers, Ram Rahim used various sources of entertainment to keep his followers away from social evils like alcoholism, drugs and immorality. His album Highway Love Charger was reported to have sold a record 3 million copies in just three days and he brought about a paradigm shift in music across several genres.However, Baba Gurmeet Ram Rahim was convicted in a 2002 rape case on August 25 after which his agitated followers triggered arson and violence in Haryana that took 38 lives and injured over 250 people. While 32 people died in the violence in Panchkula, six people died at Sirsa, where the sect headquarters is located.