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Haryana CM Khattar rejects demands for resignation over Dera violence: ‘We did our work well’

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, who submitted a report on the Dera violence to BJP president Amit Shah on Wednesday, said the state government had carried out its work well. A total of 38 persons died in Panchkula and Sirsa in the violence that broke out after the conviction of Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim in two rape cases.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: August 30, 2017 2:59 pm
Manohar Lal Khattar, Haryana violence, Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh conviction, Ram Rahim rape cases Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar (Express Archive Photo)

Responding to demands for his resignation over the violence that led to 38 deaths following the conviction of Dera Sacha Sauda head Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Wednesday said his government had carried out its work well. After meeting BJP national president Amit Shah in New Delhi to submit a report on the situation in the state, Khattar added his government complied with the Punjab and Haryana High Court’s order, reported news agency ANI.

Jo maangta hai, vo maangta rahe. Humne apna kaam acchi tarah kiya tha (Whosoever is asking for my resignation, let them ask. We did our work well),” Khattar was quoted as saying by ANI. “Briefed (Amit Shah) about the situation in detail. We had complied with the court order,” he added. The court had held the state government responsible for the violence — the Bench said the Khattar-led government seemed to have “surrendered before the followers of Dera Sacha Sauda for political considerations”.

The Bench, comprising Acting Chief Justice S S Saron and Justices Surya Kant and Avneesh Jhingan, had said, “You have been misleading us. There has been a sea of difference between administrative and political decisions. Administrative decisions were paralysed because of the political reasons.”

Further, the HC had directed both Haryana and Punjab to submit a list of Ram Rahim’s properties and assets by Tuesday, to use as compensation for loss of life/property during the violence. The victims were directed to file claims for compensation by next week.

Read: 953 held, 56 FIRs registered in violence cases after Dera chief’s conviction

Ram Rahim was convicted of raping two women by a CBI court on August 25 and sentenced to 20 year of rigorous imprisonment on Monday. The CBI cousel in the case had stated: “It is 20 years punishment and both the sentences shall not run concurrently. It means, he shall remain inside the jail for 20 years. Court has also imposed a fine of Rs. 30 lakh on dera chief (Rs. 15 lakh in each of the case of two rapes that he committed). the fine shall be payable Rs. 15 lakh each to both the rape victims)”. Also read: After conviction, speculation rife about Dera chief’s successor

(With inputs from agencies)

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    Indian
    Aug 31, 2017 at 6:27 am
    BJP thinks that Gandhi Ji has taken rebirth in the name of Amit Shah that is why Modi has given super power to him for controlling PM, HM, CBI, IT, ED all machinery that can be used to absolve himself from all grave charges and frame false charges against all other leaders.....
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    1. Tarun Thakur
      Aug 31, 2017 at 6:21 am
      Patting his back as usual
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      1. I
        Indian
        Aug 31, 2017 at 6:20 am
        We must not forget Khattar, Yogi, Amit Shah are favourite of fake nationalist Modi... But if people of India are blindly voted BJP because of Modi, was it not Modi's responsibility to pick a person who likes to maintain law and order, is free from charges, unbiased to a particular religion ultra honest and sincere to Indian Cons ution???????????
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          REAL FIX IT
          Aug 31, 2017 at 1:58 am
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            P.THAPAR
            Aug 31, 2017 at 1:19 am
            IF KHATARCONTINUES TO BE CHIEF MINISTER>MY HONEST PREDICTIONS FOR NEXT ELECTIONS ASSEMBLY MEMBERS 10 MAXIMUM PARLIAMENT MEMBERS 2 MAXIMUM AMIT SHAH JEE OPEN YOUR EYES.THESE ARE PREDICTIONS FROM YOUR OWN PARTY WELL WISHER.
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