Gurmeet Ram Rahim rape case: Ahead of the final verdict on the Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh case that is due tomorrow, Mobile Internet and data services in Punjab, Haryana and Union Territory of Chandigarh have been suspended for the next 72 hours. Haryana Additional Chief Secretary Ram Niwas while talking to the media said, “Mobile internet services and data services will be suspended for 72 hours in all three places.” He added, “Decided to set up joint control rooms in Punjab & Haryana for better coordination; bus services to Chandigarh already suspended,” as quoted by ANI.
Earlier in the day, more than 15,000 paramilitary personnel have been deployed in Punjab and Haryana ahead of tomorrow’s verdict by a Panchkula court verdict in a sexual exploitation case against Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, as per a Union Home Ministry official. He further added that as many as 150 companies of paramilitary forces have been deployed in the two states to assist the police forces in maintaining law and order. In which one paramilitary company comprises over 100 personnel.
Ever since, Ram Rahim’s supporters gathered in Panchkula, Punjab and Haryana police forces are on high alert to deal with any law and order situation.