Gurmeet Ram Rahim convicted of rape: Alert sounded in Uttar Pradesh after followers turn violent in Panchkula

An alert was sounded in Uttar Pradesh on Friday in the aftermath of a CBI court convicting Dera Sacha Sauda sect head Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh in a rape case

PTI August 25, 2017 17:34:28 IST
Gurmeet Ram Rahim convicted of rape: Alert sounded in Uttar Pradesh after followers turn violent in Panchkula

Lucknow: An alert was sounded in Uttar Pradesh on Friday in the aftermath of a CBI court convicting Dera Sacha Sauda sect head Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh in a rape case and subsequent incidents of violence reported from Haryana.

Gurmeet Ram Rahim convicted of rape Alert sounded in Uttar Pradesh after followers turn violent in Panchkula

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"An alert has been sounded in the state, especially in the districts bordering Haryana and Delhi. A strict watch is being kept at the border. No individual or group would be allowed to foment trouble in Uttar Pradesh," Additional Director General of Police (law-and-order) Anand Kumar said.

He added that a directive had been sent to the districts concerned in this regard.

A special CBI court in Panchkula, Haryana on Friday found the Dera Sacha Sauda chief guilty in a rape case. The quantum of punishment will be announced on Monday.

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