Ram Rahim convicted: Haryana gears up ahead of crucial Monday sentencing
Ahead of the crucial sentencing of Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh on Monday, Haryana is all braced up. The crucial sentencing of the Dera chief convicted on rape charges is up on Monday at a special CBI court in Panchkula.
The Intelligence Bureau has warned of possible trouble, but this time around the state administration is taking no chances. 36 people were killed on Friday following the conviction as a result of which the capabilities of the state administration came under the scanner.
Director-General of Police, Haryana, B.S. Sandhu said that while 30 people were killed in Panchkula, six causalities were reported from Sirsa. "As many as 34 cases have been registered till now by the police in the entire episode, and 552 people have been arrested. Investigations are under way," he said.
As many as 101 companies of paramilitary forces have been deployed in the State, while the Army has been deployed in Panchkula and Sirsa. Curfew has been relaxed in Panchkula and Sirsa, he said. Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Ram Niwas said that the efficient action taken by the security forces to disperse the violent mob in about three-and-a-half hours had prevented the situation from worsening.