Ram Rahim Singh rape trial: Mobile Internet services suspended in Punjab, Haryana
"Mobile Internet and data services have been suspended for 72 hours in Punjab, Haryana and UT Chandigarh with immediate effect," Haryana Additional Chief Secretary (Home) said.
Chandigarh: Mobile Internet services have been suspended for 72 hours in Haryana, Punjab and Chandigarh, ahead of the court verdict in the sexual exploitation case against the Dera Sacha Sauda sect head tomorrow.
The decision to suspend mobile Internet services was taken in a coordination committee meeting of Haryana, Punjab and Union Territory Chandigarh held under the chairmanship of Punjab Governor and UT Administrator, V P Singh Badnore here.
"Mobile Internet and data services have been suspended for 72 hours in Punjab, Haryana and UT Chandigarh with immediate effect," Haryana Additional Chief Secretary (Home) said here today.
He said notification to block mobile Internet services and data services is being issued.
Niwas said it has also been decided that the Ministry of Railways would be requested to immediately stop all passenger trains coming to Chandigarh for two days.
"We have requested the Ministry of Railways to stop the train movement towards Chandigarh for two days," he said.
Similarly, buses of Haryana Roadways coming to Chandigarh and Panchkula had already been stopped for two days, Niwas added.
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He said a joint control room of Haryana and Punjab would be set up at Control Room, Sector-9, Chandigarh where one police officer of both the States would be deployed for better coordination between police administration to maintain law and order in view of the court judgement in the Dera chief case.
Niwas said as per earlier orders, Section 144 was imposed in all districts.
Punjab Government declared holiday on August 25 for the government offices situated at Chandigarh. (PTI)