The trial court judge in the case registered against 20 people at Sector 5 Police Station here charged them with rioting and attempt to murder among other offences.
Asaram convicted: Even though India ranks 135 out of 147 countries on women empowerment in the United Nations Human Development Index, there have been rare instances when women have single-handedly fought for justice against people with power and have managed to get their conviction.
Additional Secretary of Home Department last week had told the High Court in an affidavit that there was no authorisation from the government for such conversation.
Both the accused will be produced in a local court on Wednesday. ACP Mukesh Malhotra said that photos of both the accused were also in the list of most wanted in the connection of Panchkula violence on the webportal of Haryana Police.
The case relating to the alleged castration of 400 devotees was registered on the orders of the Punjab and Haryana High Court after hearing a petition filed by the dera chief’s former follower Hans Raj Chauhan.
The castration case had come to light when one of his followers, Hansraj Chauhan, filed a writ petition in Punjab and Haryana High Court in July 2012 alleging that he was castrated by the Dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh
Currently, all senior functionaries of the Dera are either in jail or in hiding because of serious charges, including sedition, following the violence at Panchkula and Sirsa which took place in August last year
The plea said that the weekly or fortnightly or monthly broadcast is essential for the devotees to repose their faith in Dera Sacha Sauda.
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.
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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.