Decision in the case of Sadhvi sexual abuse case against Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh is to come on August 25, 2017. The judgment will be heard by the CBI court in Panchkula. In view of this, where the administration is taking adequate vigilance, Dera lovers have started collecting in Panchkula.
Dera lovers have lodged in Namcharna house and adjoining area on Sector 23, despite Section 144 being imposed in the city since late night on Tuesday. Over 50 thousand dera lovers had reached the night. On Wednesday morning, the order of the arrival of dera lovers continued. So far 1.5 lakh dera lovers have reached. Limitations have been sealed for more Dera lovers not to join. Punjab’s Bathinda, Manas, Sangrur, Patiala and Barnala have also been declared as sensitive.
Given the seriousness of the matter, security has been tightened in Chandigarh, Punjab and Haryana. Sections of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh have been sealed and Section 144 has been imposed. Reiki instructions have been given to drone and helicopter to monitor the situation. Sector 16 cricket field of Chandigarh has been changed into a temporary jail. Other stadiums can also be made a temporary jail when needed.
On the other hand, 641 officers in Chandigarh and Punjab have been given the powers of magistrate. Among them, 140 are from Amritsar and 92 are from Ludhiana. This power has been given to 21 officers in Chandigarh. On Tuesday, the Rapid Action Force, Police and Paramilitary Force jawans done flag march in different districts of Punjab. Suresh Arora, DGP, Punjab took stock of the Bathinda-Haryana border. Chief Minister Capt. Amrinder Singh also held a meeting with the police officers and gave them necessary instructions.
DCP Ashok Kumar reached the spot to take stock of the growing number of people in Panchkula sector-23. They appealed to the dera lovers to maintain peace and said that they would cooperate with the police. The routes coming from Sector 23 have also been diverted. On the way to Panchkula from Girakpur, the police is checking all the auto and vehicle and the dera lovers are being transported from the vehicles, but Dera lovers are traveling from there to Namcharcha home on foot. DCP said that police and paramilitary forces are alert about Dera chief’s muscle.
On the information of the Dera lovers reaching Panchkula, the police has started a checking operation at public places. At the same time, police are looking forward to dealing with any kind of situation. Internet service can be stopped in different districts due to security, so that the message cann’t be exchanged. The sale of open petrol has been banned.
The police has sealed the Punjab-Rajasthan border from Haryana for 30 August till the law and order situation worsened. Police barricades have been set up in many important places in the district along with the Border. Where six to eight policemen have been deployed. Those who are also checking the vehicles.