The Dera chief had applied for parole to attend to his ailing mother.
Sirsa town is home to the sprawling Dera headquarters where the sect's followers had gathered in large numbers ahead of Ram Rahim's conviction.
Special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) judge Jagdeep Singh pronounced the quantum of sentence in the designated special court created in the library of the Sunaria Jail in Rohtak.
Kamlesh Kumar, a 27-year-old Labourer from Jaipur, lost his wife during a family visit to the Sirsa-based Dera on March 24, 2015, according to his lawyer.
The incident took place when the cameraman along with a journalist tried entering the sect's premises and their car was spotted by the followers who then started chasing them.