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Dera chief verdict: Army in Sirsa; Police carry out flag march

The move comes hours before the verdict by a CBI court in Panchkula where the sect chief will appear in connection with the case today.

By: PTI | Sirsa | Published: August 25, 2017 8:23 am
Security arrangements near Dera Sacha Sauda ahead of the verdict in the rape trial of Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim, in Sirsa on Thursday. PTI Photo

The Army was called out in Sirsa today, ahead of a court verdict in a rape case against Dera Sacha Sauda head Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, even as security was tightened, with senior police personnel carrying out a flag march outside the the sect headquarters. The move comes hours before the verdict by a CBI court in Panchkula where the sect chief will appear in connection with the case today. “Two companies of Army from Hisar district have been called out to maintain law and order in Sirsa,” a top police officer said. “Police carried out flag march outside Dera headquarters, led by top officials. Security has been beefed up to maintain law and order in the district,” he added.

A Dera spokesperson had yesterday claimed that around five lakh followers have arrived in the sect headquarters. Fearing trouble, especially if the verdict goes against the controversial Dera chief, thousands of jawans, including 15,000 paramilitary troops, have been deployed in sensitive areas across Punjab and Haryana.

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  1. Shah Kaushik
    Aug 25, 2017 at 11:55 pm
    Looking at the intensity of violence ,and gathering of crowds there was misjudgement in judgment date ,in such situations judgement can be delayed by 3 months and announced directly without publicity
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      salim chagla
      Aug 25, 2017 at 6:40 pm
      some game by the congress ~ why every day bad news....p.m.narendra modi is trying his best but some silent f.a.r.t.s. are creating trouble...I mean rail-way's, riots darjeeling, rss being hacked, prices are increasing silly GST by mad hashmukjee / nothing is going right...china wants to start a war, civilian's women killed in kashmir,...high time indian parliament only their only budget up by neta's....the world is laughing
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        Shoby
        Aug 25, 2017 at 11:22 pm
        The same mindset that make god men out of mere mortals,nay scoundrels!
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      2. Raman Vijay
        Aug 25, 2017 at 11:50 am
        We are living in a world where any xyz woman can make a story to get even against a man and whole system will do anything to insure that.. I wish that woman die a dog's death
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