Punjab and Haryana HC slams state government: You let Panchkula burn for political benefits

DN Bureau

Punjab and Haryana High Court slammed Haryana Government, for the ongoing unrest in the state, post conviction of Dera chief Ram Rahim Singh in 1999 rape case saying that "you let Panchkula burn for political benefits".

Punjab and Haryana High Court
Punjab and Haryana High Court

Panchkula: The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Saturday slammed Haryana Government, for the ongoing unrest in the state, post conviction of Dera Sacha Sauda (DSS) chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh in 1999 rape case saying that "you let Panchkula burn for political benefits".

The High Court asked the state government for details of the Dera chief's movable and immovable properties in Punjab and Haryana till next hearing that will be held on August 29.

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Meanwhile, Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi said important points on internal security was discussed during the high level meeting called at the Home Minister's residence in the national capital, one being violence post Ram Rahim Singh's conviction.

The National Security Agency (NSA) and Intelligence Bureau (IB) Chief were also present in the meeting held at the Home Minister's residence in Delhi.

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Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah also held a meeting with Haryana party in-charge Anil Jain at Delhi BJP headquarters to the prevailing discuss situation.

On the other hand, 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.

Kumar said that since train operations have been suspended, supporters will try to use road transport to return to their homes. He said that all districts under MRT Zone are on high alert.

Additional Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) has been deployed in concerned districts and Intelligence Machinery is keeping a vigilant eye on all developments.

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While in Haryana's Sirsa, Army has gheraoed the premises of Dera Sacha Sauda Headquarters in the same.

Army and Rapid Action Force (RAF) along with the Police have surrounded the premises of the headquarters. (ANI)
 

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