Panchkula violence: Chargesheet submitted

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.

By: Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published:November 10, 2017 6:15 am
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After 75 days of the arrest of security guards of Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, police on Thursday submitted a chargesheet in the local court in this connection. The police submitted the chargesheet under sections 147, 148, 149, 188 and 120 b of the Indian Penal Code and section 25/27-54-1959 of the Arms Act of Police Station Mani Majra, Chandigarh.

The accused were arrested for rioting, unlawful assembly, criminal conspiracy and under the arms act.
The chargesheet has 13 witnesses, including the policemen investigating the case and the officials from Sirsa (Haryana) Registration Authority and the official from Arms Department of Sangrur (Punjab).

In the chargsheet, the police also included the gypsy (car) that was seized from the accused in which they were
riding as it belonged to Dera Sacha Sauda. The police also included the details of the pistol, wooden stick and iron rod seized from the accused, in the chargesheet.

The Dera Sacha Sauda Chief personal security guards were arrested by the UT Police while they were heading towards Chandigarh for arson and violence after Panchkula.

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.

According to the FIR registered against all of them, when they were held at the entry point of Chandigarh near Mansa Devi Complex (MDC) on August 25, Dharmender was holding an iron rod, Krishanpal was possessing a 7.65 mm pistol loaded with six cartridges, Anoop was holding a stick, Maninder was keeping 19 live cartridges in his pocket, Sukhwinder was holding a stick while Ranjit was driver the Gypsy.

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