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Delhi on high alert as violence breaks out after Gurmeet Ram Rahim’s conviction

Even though police officials have not received specific inputs about possible violence reaching Delhi, security has been increased as a precautionary measure. According to the police, security has been heightened in areas bordering Haryana.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: August 25, 2017 7:52 pm
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Authorities have put Delhi on high alert following the violence by Dera followers in Panchkula after Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was convicted in a fifteen-year-old rape case against him. Security has been beefed up in the capital after incidents of violence were witnessed in Haryana following the court’s decision.

Even though police officials have not received specific inputs about possible violence reaching Delhi, security has been increased as a precautionary measure. According to the police, security has been heightened in areas bordering Haryana.

Earlier today, the Dera chief was convicted by the CBI Court after he was found guilty of rape and criminal intimidation. “The Dera chief has been convicted, held guilty for rape. He was held guilty on charges of rape (Section 376 IPC) and criminal intimidation (Section 506 IPC),” CBI counsel HPS Verma confirmed to The Indian Express.

The quantum of sentence will be announced on August 28.The verdict came as a big set back to Gurmeet’s followers who have converged in large numbers in Panchkula for last few days.

The agitated supporters set on fire many government buildings, including a local telephone exchange and LIC office. They also attacked many media vehicles and injured journalists, expressing their anger over the CBI court verdict.

Meanwhile, the Khattar government in Haryana is holding an emergency meeting to take control of the situation.

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    Ashoke
    Aug 25, 2017 at 9:54 pm
    Conmen created religions to fool the gullible. Only illiterate and dishonest people follow self-styled godmen/women. And what an irony... to support a rapist those followers are creating havoc in a country having millions of gods and goddesses. सबका साथ, सबका विकाश . मेरा भारत महान.
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      Rajesh Kumar
      Aug 25, 2017 at 9:48 pm
      This Sakshi Mahraj is a curse on Indian democracy.Does he not know that the court has held that Dera chief of charges like rape. Modi may lose the 2019 election because of such Sakshi Maharaj. Anyway many sensible Hindus have started losing faith in BJP.
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        GONDEY MATARAM
        Aug 25, 2017 at 7:49 pm
        DELHI POLICE IS CONTROLLED BY BJP GOONS, NATURALLY THEY WILL ALLOW THE SOCALLED DESH BHAKT OF RAM RAHIM TO DESTROY ALL THE DESH PROPERTY. IN FACT BECAUSE OF BJP RULE IN INDIA ANARCHIST SITUATION HAS BEEN CREATED AND INDIA IS MOVING TOWARDS JUNGLE RAAJ.
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          Ashoke
          Aug 25, 2017 at 9:56 pm
          The ugly canine-teeth of भारतीय जु ा पार्टी and राष्ट्रीय सर्वनाश संगठन are getting exposed day by day. Nation is suffering from the mistake of 31 voters. This is democratic India. Wake up 69 to rectify it soon.
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            Ashoke
            Aug 25, 2017 at 9:59 pm
            The ugly canine-teeth of भारतीय जु ा पार्टी and राष्ट्रीय सर्वनाश संगठन are getting exposed day by day. Nation is suffering from the mistake of 31 voters. This is democratic India. Wake up 69 to rectify it soon.
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