Godman protest: Haryana govt orders screening of Delhi-bound vehicles

Chandigarh, Nov 18: Haryana Government has ordered immediate screening of all Delhi-bound vehicles to check the movement of followers of controversial 'godman' Rampal to the national capital for a reported dharna at the Jantar Mantar.

Official sources said that the directions were issued following intelligence inputs which suggested that Rampal's followers were planning to travel to Delhi for a dharna at Jantar Mantar in support of the Satlok Ashram chief.

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Security personnel, including traffic and general police, have been directed to screen all vehicles, including private cars and buses, state-owned buses of various states like Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh and goods-carrying vehicles headed for Delhi, sources said.

Government Railway Police (GRP) has also been directed to screen Delhi-bound trains from Haryana, the sources added. Persons suspected to be followers of Satlok Ashram have been asked to be taken off the vehicles.

These persons are to be detained till further instructions and let off only after proper verification, the sources said.


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