Haryana, Punjab, Chandigarh brace for Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh rape case hearing [Photos]

A special CBI court will give its verdict in a rape case against Sacha Sauda sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh and special measure have been taken authorities for the same

FP Staff August 24, 2017 23:02:11 IST
Supporters of Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh gather at the sect headquarters at Sirsa in Haryana. AP
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Supporters of Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh gather at the sect headquarters at Sirsa in Haryana. AP
A special CBI court in Panchkula is scheduled to give its verdict on a rape case on Friday. Sect chief Ram Rahim Singh said he would appear before the court on Friday. "I have always respected the law. Despite a pain in my back, I will obey the law and must visit the court," he tweeted in Hindi on Thursday. AP
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A special CBI court in Panchkula is scheduled to give its verdict on a rape case on Friday. Sect chief Ram Rahim Singh said he would appear before the court on Friday. "I have always respected the law. Despite a pain in my back, I will obey the law and must visit the court," he tweeted in Hindi on Thursday. AP
The sect chief, who has lakhs of followers mainly in Punjab and Haryana, has been accused by a former female follower of raping her in the sprawling Dera campus on the outskirts of Sirsa, 260 km from Chandigarh. AP
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The sect chief, who has lakhs of followers mainly in Punjab and Haryana, has been accused by a former female follower of raping her in the sprawling Dera campus on the outskirts of Sirsa, 260 km from Chandigarh. AP
In a bid to discourage more people from reaching Panchkula, Haryana Roadways stopped plying buses to Chandigarh and Panchkula for two days. Likewise, the Railways canceled 22 trains bound for Haryana. AP
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In a bid to discourage more people from reaching Panchkula, Haryana Roadways stopped plying buses to Chandigarh and Panchkula for two days. Likewise, the Railways canceled 22 trains bound for Haryana. AP
More than 15,000 paramilitary personnel have also been deployed in Punjab and Haryana to monitor the situation. AP
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More than 15,000 paramilitary personnel have also been deployed in Punjab and Haryana to monitor the situation. AP
As a precaution, the administration has declared a three-day holiday in all schools in Chandigarh till Saturday. The Haryana government has closed all colleges and libraries in Panchkula district until Friday. All Punjab government offices located in Chandigarh will be closed on Friday. AP
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As a precaution, the administration has declared a three-day holiday in all schools in Chandigarh till Saturday. The Haryana government has closed all colleges and libraries in Panchkula district until Friday. All Punjab government offices located in Chandigarh will be closed on Friday. AP
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, who reviewed a security meeting in Chandigarh on Wednesday, directed authorities to withdraw 1,000 police personnel from VVIP security and deploy them to strengthen security in the state. AP
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Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, who reviewed a security meeting in Chandigarh on Wednesday, directed authorities to withdraw 1,000 police personnel from VVIP security and deploy them to strengthen security in the state. AP