Haryana on alert as Dera chief is set to be sentenced

  • Haryana on alert as Dera chief is set to be sentenced

Haryana on alert as Dera chief is set to be sentenced

We are one nation, not a party nation. ADGP (law and order) Mohd Akil, who today took stock of the situation in Rohtak, also warned potential troublemakers. And by pointing out that Panchkula and the rest of Haryana is a part of India, the High Court is making it clear its perception that both the BJP state and national government are responsible for this failure. The conflict erupted after Ram Rahim was held guilty, which shouldn't have happened.

"The law-and-order situation is being maintained and constantly monitored in the entire state".

Petrol bombs, firearms and a large horde of sticks and sharp-edged weapons have been recovered from a various vehicles and Dera Sacha Sauda centres.

Dera Sacha Sauda sect supporters topple a vehicle near an Indian court in Panchkula, India, Friday, Aug. 25, 2017.

Local media reports said Singh's lawyers will approach the Punjab and Haryana high court next week against his conviction.

Rohtak Deputy Commissioner, Atul Kumar, said the situation in the district was completely under control and the police and paramilitary forces were fully prepared to tackle any situation, reported PTI. The court took the Haryana government and the Dera followers to the cleaners over the violence that ravaged Panchkula.

The opposition stepped up its attack with former Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda demanding the dismissal of Manohar Lal Khattar government for its failure to handle the situation at Panchkula.

This, Mr Prime Minister, is the folly of picking handpicked attendants of the RSS and parachuting them into the party; and then allowing them to masquerade as chief ministers.

Meanwhile, on Saturday, the BJP High Command decided against removing Khattar from the post of chief minister. "We have been provided forces from neighbouring districts and other units of Haryana police too", Virk said.

- Curfew has been imposed in Sangrur, Moga and Patiala district of Punjab. "A couple of senior officers, who tried to take the Dera chief to task and treat him like any other criminal after his conviction were physically assaulted by his (sect chief's) security". "Schools will remain open tomorrow".

- Delhi Transport Corporation has suspended bus services to NCR due to incidents of arson. He assured to restore normalcy in violence-hit areas.

"Dera Sacha Sauda shall submit a list of its assets and properties, which can be attached in case it is found that they and their followers are responsible for the acts", the court observed.

After the verdict on Friday, Ram Rahim was also flown to the jail in a private chopper.

- 29 people have lost their lives, and 200 are injured.