Narcotic substance, arms and ammunition recovered from the vehicles that arrived in Panchkula as part of motorcade of Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh: Haryana DGP

RAJESH AHUJA

CHANDIGARH:

Narcotic substance, three rifles, three pistols and ammunition were recovered from the vehicles that arrived in Panchkula near here as part of the convoy of  Dera Sacha Sauda chief, Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, on Friday, Haryana Director General of Police B.S.Sandhu said.

He further disclosed that 65 of these cars were impounded. About 600 persons have been taken into custody and verification of about 550 was being carried out.

Mr.Sandhu confirmed that 28 persons, including one in Sirsa, were killed in the violence that erupted after the Dera chief was convicted on rape charges by a special CBI court in Panchkula and two Senior Superintendents of Police, one Deputy Superintendent of Police and 60 constables were injured. Also four four persons were injured in Sirsa.

Tear gas and pellet guns had to be used to disperse the Dera followers, and firing was resorted to when the mob started indulging in arson, he added.

He asserted that peace was prevailing in Panchkula from where Dera followers had been driven out completely and they were being sent back to their respective places. Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) has been imposed in several parts of the State.

 

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Rajesh Ahuja

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