Ram Rahim convicted: Ensure highest security for CBI judge says Centre
Amidst the violence that broke out in Haryana, the centre has directed the state government to ensure thorough security of the CBI judge who convicted Dera Sacha chief, Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh. He was held guilty of rape charges in a 2002 case.
The home ministry told the Haryana government that Judge Jagdeep Singh should be provided highest level of security in view of the threat perception after he delivered the verdict against the Dera head, an official said.
The home ministry will analyse intelligence inputs before deciding whether the judge's security needs to be handled by a central force, such as the CRPF or CISF, the official said.
Over 30 persons have died and scores more injured in the violence that erupted on Friday shortly after the verdict. Dera followers resorted to violence and burnt down public property in dozens which prompted the Punjab and Haryana High Court to order attaching of Dera properties to compensate the loss.