Justice Mohite-Dere passed the judgement in the case last month, but the details of her order were made public only earlier this week.
Ram Chander Chhatrapati was killed in Haryana's Sirsa in 2002 after his newspaper published an anonymous letter alleging sexual exploitation of women by self-styled godman Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh.
The draft 'Prevention of torture bill, 2017' proposes "stringent punishment" to perpetrators to curb instances of torture and to have a deterrent effect.
Official figures say the conviction rate was close to 71 per cent in 2010, but declined to 67 per cent during 2011-12.
The 33-year-old, who pleaded not guilty to the charges, said he would weigh offers from interested clubs after parting ways with Brazilian Serie A side Atletico Mineiro.
The link between a Punjab based chit fund company owner, who was jailed last year and Ram Rahim is likely to be probed for benami investments to get to bottom of the Dera’s affairs.
Sources say a definite attempt was made by the sect chief's security personnel, who themselves were from Haryana Police and also included private commandos, to help him flee in his private vehicle.
Dera violence Day 3 UPDATES | Court to pronounce sentence on Ram Rahim around 2:30 pm today; Haryana assures 'fool proof' security
The situation is tense but under control as curfew continues and mobile, Internet services remain under suspension till August 29 when Ram Rahim Singh's quantum of sentence is decided.
Though Shahnawaz was struggling to stay composed tears welled up in his eyes. However, his sister wore a stoic expression.
Mustafa Dossa and Abu Salem , the main men among the six convicted for their role in the 1993 serial blasts in Mumbai, were as different as chalk and cheese. One was a diehard Dawood Ibrahim loyalist.
The convicts - Akshay, Pawan, Vinay Sharma and Mukesh - challenged the Delhi High Court order which had sentenced them to the gallows.