Ram Rahim verdict: Rajnath Singh calls for high-level meet
Home Minister Rajnath Singh will hold a high-level meeting on Saturday morning to take stock of the situation and decide the future course of action in the wake of violence in Panchkula and other parts of Haryana and Rajasthan.
Top home ministry, Intelligence bureau, para military officials expected to attend the meeting.
At least 32 people have been killed and more than 250 injured as Panchkula turned into a virtual warzone after Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was found guilty of rape by a CBI court on Friday.
The followers of the godman have have torched at least two railway stations, a power grid and petrol pumps in Haryana. In Delhi, a train has been set on fire in Anand Vihar and two buses have also been torched. Media persons, including News18 staff, have also been attacked.
Earlier in the day, Rajnath told reporters that he cut short his visit to Kyrgyzstan where he had gone to attend a Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) meeting following the violence.
"I cut short my visit by three hours and spoke to both CMs immediately. They apprised me of the situation. Adequate forces have already been deployed and if needed additional forces will be sent. I have assured them of all help," Singh told reporters. He also appealed for calm.