Haryana Additional Chief Secretary, Home, Ram Niwas, has urged the Dera Sacha Sauda followers to respect the court’s judgment, whatever it be, to be announced on August 25 and help in maintaining law and order in the state.
He was interacting with media persons here shortly after holding a video-conference with police and civil administration regarding the law-and-order situation in view of the impending judgment of the court concerning the Dera’s chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim.Director General of Police B.S. Sandhu was also present.
“The word ‘Premi’ is associated with names of Dera followers and they perform social service. It is hoped that Dera followers would present a good example with the same spirit and help in maintaining peace and brotherhood in the state,” he added.
Both the police and civil administration are fully alert. Sensitive spots have been identified where regular checking is being done by police teams. The police can make preventive arrest if any anti-social elements tries to disturb the law-and-order situation. “We would not let anyone disturb the peace as well as law and order situation. If anybody tries, he would be punished,” he asserted.
Referring to Central assistance, Mr Ram Niwas said that 35 companies of paramilitary forces had already reached the state. “We have requested the Centre to provide additional forces and it is hoped that the state would soon get the required companies.Apart from this, leave of the state police personnel has been cancelled”, he said.
The police would keep vigil on anti-social elements through Drone cameras and surveillance of the entire area would be conducted. Videography would also be carried out in sensitive areas to prevent any kind of untoward incident. Nakas would be laid and it is illegal to carry any kind of weapon. If anyone is found with any illegal weapon, he would be dealt with strictly.
Mr. Ram Niwas said all officers had been asked to constitute peace committees in the districts and take assistance of influential people. Apart from this, Revenue and other officials have also been asked to maintain coordination with Dera followers in villages. Contact is being established with Dera people and efforts are being made to maintain peace.
He disclosed that inter—state borders had been sealed. “We are also keeping a watch on inter-district movements to ensure that anti-social elements do not succeeed in disturbing peace and law and order. Internet services could also be stopped,” he added.
Mr.Sandhu asserted that law-and-order would be maintained before and after the court’s judgment.He said he himself had visited nine sensitive districts and instructed officers of the police and civil administration to maintain law and order.