Violence may erupt in Haryana today: CID
Chandigarh: Violence may erupt in Haryana on Monday after the quantum of sentence is pronounced against Dera Sacha Sauda head Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh in a rape case, state’s intelligence agency cautioned on Sunday. “It has been reported by IG/CID that the situation is tense and violence may again continue for several days, especially on August 28, when the quantum of punishment will be announced,” an official statement quoting Additional Chief Secretary, Home Department, Ram Niwas, said.However, Haryana DGP B S Sandhu assured that maintaining law and order would be the top priority for the police on Monday. “The top priority now is to ensure that law and order is maintained when the sentencing of convicted Dera Sacha Sauda chief takes place in Rohtak tomorrow,” he said.To ensure that there is no repeat of violence that erupted in Panchkula last week when thousands of Dera followers gathered around the CBI court that convicted Singh, all routes to the Sunaria jail in Rohtak, where the self-styled godman has been lodged, have been sealed. As many as 103 ‘Nam Charcha Ghars’ (congregation centers) of the Dera in the state have been “sanitised”, he said. The process to sanitise Dera’s headquarters in Sirsa will be undertaken on Monday, he said.
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