25 August New Delhi-A CBI special court on Friday held controversial Dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh guilty of raping and sexually exploiting two female disciples.
Dera supporters attack journalists
Enraged followers of Dera chief attacked media vehicles and journalists after a CBI special court held him guilty in a rape case.
Police lob tear gas shells to Dera supporters
Followers of Ram pelted stones and broke barricades soon after his conviction in the rape case following which police lobbed tear gas shells and fired in the air.
17 dead, several injured
Enraged by the rape conviction of self-styled godman, thousands of his followers went on the rampage, hurling stones and vandalising media vehicles. At least 17 people were killed and scores injured.
As Dera followers go on rampage after conviction of Dera chief, Police imposes curfew in Panchkula, Muktsar, Bathinda and Mansa. Meanwhile, 10 people injured in violent protests were shifted to a hospital in Sector 6 Panchkula.
Punjab CM briefs Home Minister Rajnath Singh
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh briefed Home Minister Rajnath Singh about situation in the state and assured that he “wouldn’t allow anyone to disturb peace.”
Army deployed in Panchkula
Six additional Army columns have been deployed in Panchkula folowing conviction of Dera Chief Ram Rahim Singh
Haryana CM asks people to maintain peace
Ahead of the verdict in the rape case against the Dera Sacha Sauda chief, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has asked people to maintain peace and said arrangements have been made to deal with all possible situations.
Rajasthan districts on alert
Security has been beefed up and prohibitory orders issued, earlier today, in Sriganganagar and Hanumangarh districts of Rajasthan in view of the court verdict in the rape case against Dera Sacha Sauda chief.
Allow security forces to use force: HC
Haryana High Court had earlier asked the authorities to allow security forces to use force “if the situation warrants”.