Dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim meets his mother in jail; Haryana Police arrests key sect functionary

A key Dera Sacha Sauda functionary has been arrested in connection with the violence that broke out after the conviction of the sect's chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, the Haryana Police said.

Dilawar Insaan has been arrested from Panipat. He will be presented before a court in Panchkula on Friday, Haryana Director General of Police (DGP) BS Sandhu said on Thursday night.

 Dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim meets his mother in jail; Haryana Police arrests key sect functionary

File image of Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim. PTI

He had gone underground after the conviction of Ram Rahim in a rape cases by special CBI court on August 25, following which large-scale violence broke out in Panchkula and Sirsa leaving at least 40 people dead.

Dilawar was a spokesperson of the dera. A case under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code, including sedition, has been registered against him by the Haryana Police.

Meanwhile, the Dera Sacha Sauda chief met his mother Naseeb Kaur in Rohtak's Sonaria jail on Thursday, India Today reported. According to the report, Ram Rahim asked her mother whether his sect was functioning well in his absence.

Ram Rahim has been lodged in the Rohtak's Sonaria jail ever since he was convicted and sentenced to 20 years in jail for raping two disciples.

Updated Date: Sep 15, 2017 07:36:35 IST