The CBI court in Panchkula has convicted Dera Sacha Sauda Chief and ‘Love Charger’ Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Insaan of raping two women. The verdict was delivered by Judge Jugdeep in front of just, six others in his chamber. While the judgement has been given today , the quantum of the sentence is due to pronounce on 28th August 2017.
As the final verdict was going to be announced today, Haryana and Punjab police have been kept on high alert and various security personnel are stationed at sensitive spots around the area. Along with this, mobile data and Internet services have been suspended in Haryana, Punjab, and Chandigarh.
Even though the verdict was given in front of few people, a sea of humans was waiting for it outside the court, despite section 144 being imposed in the area. In a result to this, security forces armed with tear gases and bullet proof armours were also present outside the court.
As per ANI reports, three media OB van has been set alight by the Dera supporters in Panchkula. Along with this, a huge riot-like situation has started to amplify in Panchkula because of which the Police have started to fire tear gas shells on the Dera supporters, live bullets are also being fired in the air in order to disperse crowds.
Other reports suggest Malout Railway Station and petrol pump are also set on fire by the Dera protesters in Punjab post. Incidents similar to this are also being reported in Bathinda.
25th August 2017