A very Tense Situation arise in Panchkula, Haryana Today. Heavy security beefed up in Panchkula, Chandigarh & Mohali in the light of case verdict of Baba Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, Chief of Dera Sacha Sauda Sirsa on Aug 25., 2017 in Panchkula.
Tricity appears to be on the verge of turning into a battleground with Dera followers stockpiling petrol, diesel, and other weapons ahead of the CBI verdict in the alleged sexual assault case against Dera Sacha Sauda chief Godman Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh on the August 25.
The District Police Administration, Panchkula has imposed a complete ban on the movement of vehicles on five roads adjoining the District Court Complex, Panchkula on August 24 and 25 in view of the verdict by CBI Court in a case concerning Dera Sacha Sauda sect head Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh on August 25.
Increasing the number of followers not a good sign
As observed, Over 60,000 of his followers from different parts of Haryana, Punjab, and UP have already reached Panchkula and number is swelling with every passing hour. Despite security agencies checking auto-rickshaws buses on the Zirakpur-Panchkula highway and stopping several vehicles at Zirakpur main Chowk, the followers walking by foot could not be stopped. In Panchkula’s Sector 23 there’s Dera Sacha Sauda’s Naam Charcha Ghar, where many people have gathered. Apart from this, they have occupied parks, footpaths around as the space at that place is limited.
Despite knowing the sensitivity of the case, the administration failed to implement full-proof plan to keep any tense situation at bay. Merely three-days before the verdict, a large number of sect chief’s followers started descending in Panchkula, where the hearing in the alleged rape case is scheduled. According to reports, Dera head’s followers swarmed the district court premises in Panchkula Sector 1 last week that unearthed the security arrangements of the police.
Hundreds of the Dera followers have already arrived in Panchkula and camping outside the court building where the verdict will be read.
Guru Ram Rahim sexual harassment case:
The case of sexual exploitation was registered against Dera Sacha Sauda chief in 2002 by the CBI on the directions of the Punjab and Haryana High Court after anonymous letters were circulated about the alleged sexual exploitation of two female followers. Singh was accused of raping them inside the Dera campus on the outskirts of Sirsa town in Haryana. The charge sheet in the case was filed by the CBI on July 30, 2007. The Dera chief has denied these charges.
The allegations had been made in an anonymous letter to then PM Atal Behari Vajpayee and the then chief justice of the Punjab & Haryana High Court. The letter had said that Gurmeet Singh had raped a woman follower multiple times in the Dera’s ashram on the outskirts of Sirsa town in Haryana.
A special CBI court in Panchkula will pronounce its verdict on Aug 25 and the head of the Dera Sacha Sauda has been asked to appear in person before the court the same day.
ROADS TO AVOID IN PANCHKULA:
♦ Separating Sectors 1 & 2
♦ Separating Sectors 1 & 6
♦ Majri Chowk near DC office rear gate
♦ Old Panchkula to Tank Chowklight point
However, In spite of having all, Let us pray for the peace in the city.