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With Ram Rahim in Jail, Haryana tense but under control

By PTI
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There have been no reports of violence since Friday night in Sirsa, which houses the Dera Sacha Sauda headquarters police said asserting that the situation is under control in the district.

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At least 32 people were killed and 350 injured in widespread violence, arson and police firing in Haryana on Friday, triggered by the conviction of Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh in a sexual exploitation case.

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    While 28 people were killed in Panchkula, the epicentre of the violence, two died in Sirsa.

    "The law and order situation is under control as there has been no report of violence since last night," said a senior police officer.

    The situation in most parts of Haryana is tense but under control on Saturday, a statement from K S Dhatwalia, the Director General of the Press Information Bureau, said.

    Meanwhile, the situation is peaceful, curfew has been lifted in 3 districts, relaxed in all others. State on alert for 48 hrs.

    Last night, Army carried out a flag march in the area to maintain law and order. The normal life has come to a standstill due to curfew-like restrictions imposed by the authorities to prevent any untoward incident.

    Two companies of the Army and 10 companies of paramilitary forces have been deployed. Police personnel have asked locals to stay indoors.

    PTI

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