Quantum of sentence of Gurmeet Ram Rahim to be pronounced at 2:30 pm

DN Bureau

The quantum of sentence of Dera Sacha Sauda Chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim is scheduled to be pronounced at around 2.30 p.m

 Dera Chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim
Dera Chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim

Rohtak: Punjab, Haryana and its neighbouring states are on the edge, as the quantum of sentence of Dera Sacha Sauda Chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim is scheduled to be pronounced today, at around 2.30 p.m.

The self-styled godman was convicted of rape charges on Friday, following which his 'bhakts' went on a rampage in Panchkula and Sirsa, demanding justice for their leader.

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In what was seen as a massive upheaval, an ocean of people resorted to vandalising public property - by destroying public transport, burning vehicles and even attacking the media.

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Haryana Director General of Police (DGP) B.S. Sandhu revealed that 52 cases were registered and 926 people arrested so far. As for casualties, 38 people died in the violence; six casualties from Sirsa and 32 from Panchkula were reported. Also, over 250 people were injured.

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Following this, arrangements were made for the sitting of a CBI Court in the Sunaria District Jail, where the rape convict is currently stationed, for the pronouncement of quantum of the sentence.

security tightened in state

Meanwhile, Panchkula, Sirsa, Uttar Pradesh and neighbouring areas have been put on high alert, with paramilitary forces deployed in various pockets of the states.

Rohtak District Collector (DC) Atul Kumar stated that if any anti-social elements are spotted trying to harm themselves or others, shoot at sight orders will be passed immediately.

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Additionally, to avoid unnecessary movement of vehicles around the Sunaria Jail, schools and colleges will remain closed. (ANI)

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