Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh verdict fallout: In a shocking turn of events, a media person was beaten up today and vehicles were vandalized near Dera Sacha Sauda headquarters in Sirsa, ANI reported. It has been learnt that NEWS18 crew has been attacked this morning, according to CNN News18 report. This comes after media vehicles, journalists and OB vans had to bear the brunt of Dera Sacha Sauda followers’ wrath on Friday after Ram Rahim Singh was convicted in a decade ols rape case by a CBI Court in Panchkuula.
Meanwhile, the district administration in Sirsa today relaxed the curfew for five hours in and around Dera Sacha Sauda headquarters here, after restrictions were imposed on August 24. Petrol pumps, shops and other commercial establishments were allowed to open in the area, according to PTI report.
“I was not able to purchase essential items for my household since Thursday night due to imposition of curfew. I will buy sufficient stock of such items,” Surender Soni, a resident of Begu area near Dera headquarters said.
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Curfew-like restrictions were imposed here on Thursday in view of the rape case judgement against sect head Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh.