As Gurmeet Ram Rahim Faces Court Decision, 2 States On Alert: 10 Points
CHANDIGARH: Thousands of police and paramilitary troops in Punjab and Haryana before a verdict Friday court in a rape case against the so-called man-god Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, who heads the influential secret Dera Sacha Sauda.
Chief of Ministers of the two States appealed for peace, with a large number of Dera followers visit the city of Panchkula, where the case is heard.
The Dera describes itself as a “social and social organization.” Its extravagant and controversial leader claims that it has 50 million followers and runs a spiritual empire outside the movies.
Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh has asked to appear in court to face allegations that in 2002 he sexually assaulted two of his female followers at Dera’s headquarters outside Sirsa, Haryana, some 260 km from the state capital , Chandigarh.
The accusations were published in the form of anonymous letters about alleged sexual abuse of two “Sadhvis”.
Dera’s boss was indicted in 2007 and the trial began the following year after the IWC took the testimony of two women. Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh rejected the charges.
Thousands of Dera followers, who are called “Premis” must meet in Panchkula the verdict of a CBI court.
The Punjab and Haryana police are careful of the problems that occur on the ramps if the judicial decision is not conducive to Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh. Many supporters of the Dera chief urged not to appear in court.
Multiple teams including the Rapid Action Force, the Central Reserve Force and the Haryana police were stationed outside the ICC Court complex in Panchkula and its adjacent streets.
Two control rooms have been installed to store a watch.
Vehicles were banned at the Panchkula District Court complex and its neighboring roads for tomorrow and Friday, according to police Ashok Kumar.
Police also monitor social media and sources indicate that Internet services could be blocked in Punjab and Haryana if the situation requires it.
Sensitive areas have been identified in Hisar, Fatehabad, Jind, Hansi, Kaithal and Kurukshetra and the police in these districts were directed to Be vigilant, “said Haryana Police Chief BS Sandhu.
Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh is known for his strange costumes and franchise of the movie “MSG (God’s Messenger)”, in which he acted and is also credited with 30 other functions, including choreographer, director of trick, headset and makeup .
It is also considered in a case related to the murder of a journalist Ram Chander Chhatrapati, was supposed to be his follower instead.
The case was heard last Saturday in a court in Sirsa, but Dera’s boss did not present any health problems, after which the hearing was adjourned on 16 September.