Gurmeet Ram Rahim sentencing today: Haryana tense but under control, says home ministry

New Delhi: The Home Ministry said on Monday the situation in Haryana three days after the conviction of Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, was still tense but under control.

"As per report dated 28 August, of DGP Control Room, Haryana, total casualties have been 35 with 17 in Panchkula, six in Sirsa and 12 in Chandigarh and total number of injured is 204," the Ministry said in a statement.

It said Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) remained imposed in all districts of Haryana. "Columns of Army are doing flag march continuously," it added.

Police keep strict vigil near the jail where quantum of punishment will be pronounced. PTI

Police keep strict vigil near the jail where quantum of punishment will be pronounced. PTI

The Ministry also said that there was a proper vigil in Panchkula, which bore the maximum brunt after the 25 August verdict, and at Sirsa that headquartered the Dera, as well as other parts of Punjab and Haryana.

Around 2.30 pm, a special CBI court's judge will begin hearing arguments on the quantum of punishment of the Dera chief in a 2002 rape case, inside the District Jail at Sunaria near Rohtak where Ram Rahim was lodged since Friday.

His punishment could range from seven years to life imprisonment.

Click here for LIVE updates on Gurmeet Ram Rahim's sentencing.

Updated Date: Aug 28, 2017 11:05 AM

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