Haryana''s law officer sacked for accompanying Dera head

  • Haryana''s law officer sacked for accompanying Dera head

Haryana''s law officer sacked for accompanying Dera head

"All 6 deceased people from Sirsa have been identified.24 deceased people from Sirsa have been identified, postmortem as been done", he added. The government claimed that it was ready, with thousands of troops and anti-riot police, but when Dera members broke into violence, the security forces were easily outnumbered. The violence resulted in almost 30 deaths in Panchkula itself.

After the court in Panchkula, adjoining Chandigarh, on Friday held the Dera chief guilty of rape, his followers went berserk setting ablaze vehicles and damaging properties.

Hooda sought the imposition of President's rule in the state.

The three-page letter, written by a former sadhvi, was addressed to then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court and others, accusing the Dera chief of sexually assaulting them, Mr Anshul said. "This clearly shows that what is the position of Haryana government", he told ANI.

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

The sentencing will take place tomorrow, with a minimum sentence of seven years in prison. The quantum of sentence will be decided on Monday, August 28, Live Law reported.

The High court ordered the Haryana government to make arrangements at district jail in Sunaria in Rohtak for the special CBI court judge to pronounce Dera Sacha Sauda chief's quantum of sentence on Monday. The Chief Secretary also said that Ram Rahim has not been given any special treatment in the jail and his "Z Plus" security has also been withdrawn. The Indian Express reports that the court didn't stop at that, they accused Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar of "protecting" Dera, and said, "This was a political surrender to allure vote bank".

Eight FIRs relating to violence were registered and 524 people arrested in Panchkula.

- Anand Kumar, Uttar Pradesh ADG Law and Order said that the security at borders have been beefed up due to ongoing Army and Police joint operation in Panchkula.

It is hard to accept that the Centre could not make sense of the situation on the ground; perhaps it was overweeningly confident that the state government would control the backlash in Panchkula; and it was not unduly anxious about the possible "eruptions" in the sensitive border state of Punjab that is back in the clutches of the Congress.

Neighboring Punjab, where violence was sporadic, has summoned more than 8,000 paramilitary and police, banned large gatherings and switched off mobile internet connections across the state until Tuesday, its top administrator said. The army was brought into Rohtak and Sirsa, where the Dera has its headquarters, to control the situation.

There were reports of railway stations, police stations, telephone exchanges, government offices, malls and cinema halls being burnt.

"It is found that yesterday the DAG accompanied the baba", Mahajan said. Local authorities have placed Delhi on high alert do to sporadic violence. Centres of the sect in different cities, referred to as Naam Charcha Ghars, are being searched and sealed.