Punjab & Haryana are on high alerts post gathering of the Dera supporters. The schools have been closed as an assumption of violence in case the court’s verdict goes against Gurmeet Ram Rahim.
A case of sexual exploitation has been filed against Ram Rahim by the Dera Sadhvis. He has been filed charges under sections 376(rape), 509 and 506 of the Indian Penal Code, in 2007.
All schools and colleges in Chandigarh and Panchkula have been shut for at least two days ahead of the verdict and there will also be a clampdown on buses plying to Haryana and Chandigarh for the next two days.
As many as 75 companies of central forces remain deployed in various districts of Punjab, which has a large number of Dera followers, especially in districts bordering Haryana. All Punjab Roadways buses plying via Haryana have stopped service till further orders.
“We have eight additional companies of paramilitary forces and an additional force of 2,500 police personnel has been mobilised for deployment. Nearly 2,000 home-guards have been called in to manage crowds,” Haryana Additional Chief Secretary Ram Niwas said.
Meanwhile, Punjab Police have alerted its zonal officers following inputs that Dera followers have stored petrol and diesel in drums at Naam Charcha Ghar in Faridkot and other districts.
“They have stored sharp-edged weapons and stones on the roof on Naam Charcha Ghar. If the court gives the verdict against the the Dera head, devotees might use petrol and weapons to destroy government and public properties,” Punjab DGP (law and order) said.
Every preventive measures have been taken by the government to protect the public to not being harmed. And if the Dera chief is really ‘Saccha’, then his supporters need not to spread the so-called drama & try to haunt the common public. It’s an appeal to not take the law in hands. The court will decide the fate of Ram Rahim.