Gurmeet Ram Rahim rape case: Dera followers stocking up arms and fuel says IB
The Director General of Punjab in a letter to all senior police officers has said that the Dera Sacha Sauda Sirsa premises has stock of petrol, diesel in drums.
Stones and sharp-edged weapons are being stored at 'Naam Charcha Ghars.' If the court would give a verdict against Gurmeet Ram Rahim, then the devotees can use petrol and weapons to harm, destroy government and public property. Your are hereby directed to deploy sufficient manpower and made adequate law and order arrangements to ensure that all necessary steps are taken to ensure nothing untoward takes place, the letter also states.
Security, meanwhile is tight ahead of the court verdict. The court has asked controversial self-styled Godman Gurmeet Ram Rahim SIngh to appear before it in a sexual assault case.
The Punjab and Haryana police have been put on high alert. The government has ordered closure of schools and colleges in Panchkula district on August 24 and 25. About 160 companies of central forces have also been called in, including the CRPF, BSF, CISF, ITBP and SSB. Ninety seven companies of CRPF's Rapid Action Force and a women's company have also been deployed.