Panchkula police summoned Jassi, a three-time MLA, to verify his role in the violence as he was found to have travelled from Mohali to Timber Trail in Parwanoo via Baddi along with the family members of the Dera head on August 25.
The High Court in September had asked the ED and Income Tax authorities to look into the bank accounts of Dera institutions and assets of Gurmeet Ram Rahim, his family and other close aides for an extensive probe into the allegations of money laundering in the functioning of Dera headquarters.
Haryana told to reveal if Dera got land use exemptions, SIT to submit report on retrieved hard disks
Congress and principal opposition INLD kept up its attacks on the Manohar Lal Khattar government over its alleged failure on issues related to law and order, power, farmers, employees and governance.
Ram Rahim was convicted by the special CBI court on August 25, after which violence and arson erupted in Panchkula and Sirsa districts which left 41 people dead and scores injured.
The Indian Express Monday visited the Dera headquarters and found that while the Dera is no longer the hive of activity that it used to be before the conviction of its head.
As many as 36 persons were killed in Panchkula in the violence after the Dera chief’s conviction.
Suminder Kaur, who claimed to be Khatta Singh’s niece, alleged that she was being coerced by him to give false testimony against the Sirsa-based Dera chief.
“For security reasons, one of our officer tastes his (Ram Rahim’s) food and those of other prisoners lodged in his barrack everyday before it is cleared for their consumption. He is being provided the same food as other prisoners,” he said.
The arrested personal security guards (PSO) of Gurmeet Ram Rahim, Dharmender (27), Anoop (30), Maninder Singh (43), Krishanpal (43), Sukhvinder (36) and the driver Ranjit (25) had been employed with Dera Chief Ram Rahim.
The court also asked the Haryana SIT to submit a report on if there was any conspiracy from the Dera activists behind the happenings that took place after Gurmeet’s conviction in rape cases.
The Press Club has filed the application saying a number of vehicles and equipment owned by various media organisations were damaged during the August 25 violence and at least 43 mediapersons have sought compensation for the loss.
When asked why he chose to name the donkeys after the jailed Dera Sachha Sauda chief and Honeypreet Insan, Prajapat said he wanted to send out a message that the duo had to pay for their acts.
Heoneypreet Insan’s name was also included in an FIR in which Dera functionaries Aditya Insan and Surinder Dhiman, among others, had been booked on the charge of sedition, inciting violence and arson, the police had said earlier.
Arora currently holds the directorial position of MSG All Trading Private Limited which launched the MSG range of food products in March 2016, along with Baggarh Singh and Rakesh Kumar.