Panchkula violence: Situation 'totally under control'; rioters pushed out of town, says Haryana DGP


Chandigarh: Haryana DGP BS Sandhu on Friday evening said that situation in Panchkula town was "totally under control" and that rioters were pushed out of the town.

The DGP said that 550 Dera Sacha Sauda supporters had been detained and 65 vehicles confiscated. Three rifles and three pistols were also seized from the rioters, he said.

According to Sandhu, around 60 policemen have also received injuries in the clashes.

He said there was some tension in Sirsa but the situation was clam.

The Dera Sacha Sauda headquarters is located in Sirsa, around 250 km from Panchkula, where a court held the sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh guilty of rape and sexual exploitation.


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Published Date: Aug 26, 2017 09:08 am | Updated Date: Aug 26, 2017 09:10 am


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