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.

Representational image. AFP

Representational image. AFP

"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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Updated Date: Aug 25, 2017 19:18 PM

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