Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh has been sentenced to ten years in prison for raping. Self-styled spiritual guru Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for the rape of two women followers. The 50-year-old chief of the Dera Sacha Sauda sect wept and pleaded for forgiveness as he was sentenced at a jail in Haryana's Rohtak by Judge Jagdeep Singh, who flew down by government helicopter to conduct a prison-side court hearing. Thousands of soldiers are guarding the prison and the army is on stand by. Security has been tightened in Sirsa, where the sect is headquartered, and in Panchkula, where Ram Rahim's supporters erupted in violence after he was convicted on Friday. 38 people died and over 200 were injured.