Dera Sacha Sauda chief case: Haryana to beef up security

Modesto Morganelli
Agosto 21, 2017

DERA SACHA SAUDA CHIEF CASE VERDICT ON AUGUST 25Tribune News ServiceBathinda, August 20The Central Government have started sending paramilitary forces to the Malwa region to maintain the law and order situation here as the verdict in the Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh case will be pronounced at the CBI court in Panchkula on August 25. Tomorrow more companies will reach the city and after this, senior police officials will deploy the force on various points marked sensitive.

On August 17, a special CBI court in Panchkula reserved its verdict in the controversial rape case against the Dera Sacha Sauda chief for August 25. The alleged incident took place in 1999 and the FIR was registered in 2002.

Sandhu said efforts were on to coordinate with dera followers through talks and their cooperation sought through meetings. He directed the Assistant Commissioners of Police and Sub-Divisional Magistrates to hold meetings of peace committees in their respective areas and ensure that at least one-third of the staff is present in police stations at night. The sect chief, who has lakhs of followers in Punjab, Haryana, and other states, has been accused by a former female follower of raping her a couple of times inside the sprawling Dera campus on the outskirts of Sirsa town in Haryana, 260 km from Chandigarh. Giving details, Chief Secretary D.S. Dhesi said Mr. Khattar reviewed the arrangements to deal with any situation that may arise out of the verdict in the case.

Mr. Sandhu said he and other senior police officers will personally visit Sirsa to review security arrangements.

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