1. LIVE: Children rescued from Sirsa during Dera search operation; Ram Rahim’s ‘gufa’ raided

LIVE: Children rescued from Sirsa during Dera search operation; Ram Rahim’s ‘gufa’ raided

On Day 1 i. e. Friday of sanitisation exercise, an unregistered luxury car and some banned currency notes were seized from the Dera of rape convict Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh.

By: | Updated: September 9, 2017 7:35 PM
dera sacha sauda, dera, sirsa, sanitisation, Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, gufa, illegal currency, explosives factory, Ram Rahim, dera raid, dera sanitisation Illegal explosives factory inside Dera Sacha Sauda premises sealed. (Photos from ANI and PTI)

Right from the day when Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was sent to jail for 20 years for raping sadhvis, every day there is something big and shocking coming to the fore. Now, as sanitisation exercise is taking place at Dera Sacha Sauda headquarters at Sirsa, some more shockers have come out. Saturday is Day 2 of sanitisation exercise of Sirsa Dera. Today, illegal explosives factory was found inside Dera Sacha Sauda premises and it has been sealed by authorities, news agency ANI reported. Also, ANI reported than explosives and fire crackers were seized. The details came out after confirmation of Deputy Director of Haryana PR Department Satish Mehra. On Day 1 i. e. Friday of sanitisation exercise, an unregistered luxury car and some banned currency notes were seized from the Dera of rape convict Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh.

On Saturday, day 2 sanitisation exercise is on; here are all the LIVE updates:-

7:33 PM Search operation at Sirsa’s Dera Sacha Sauda HQ concludes for the day: Deputy Director of Haryana PR Dept Satish Mehra

3:54 PM A set of walkie-talkies has also been found inside the room of convicted Dera Chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh.

3:17 PM Ongoing search operations at the Dera Sacha Sauda Headquarters in Sirsa, Haryana, on Sarturday revealed the existence of an illegal explosives factory and firecrackers, which were promptly sealed.

3PM Reportedly, the search operation will continue till evening.

2:31 PM On September 5, the Punjab and Haryana High Court gave orders to conduct a search operation of Dera Sacha Sauda headquarters under the supervision of a judicial officer.

2:15 PM The police seized and sealed weapons from Dera

1:58 PM The entire sanitisation process is being videographed and overseen by retired District and Sessions Judge, A K S Pawar, who was appointed as Court Commissioner by the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Tuesday.

1:49 PM A bomb squad will also accompany the officials and security personnel inside the headquarters in Sirsa.

1:13 PM Heavy security has been deployed in Sirsa and surrounding areas to allow the search operations at the Dera headquarters to go on smoothly.

12:56 PM On Friday, a computer, hard disks and cash were recovered and are being examined by a forensics team called in from Roorkee.

12:43 PM Haryana: Fire crackers factory sealed, explosives and fire crackers seized from Dera Sacha Sauda as search continues in Dera Headquarters in Sirsa

12:34 PM Deputy Director (Public Relations) of the Haryana Government Satish Mehra confirmed that search operations would continue till the evening and action would be initiated thereafter.

12:29 PM Have formed separate SITs for all cases in Panchkula. Teams are working on their respective cases: Panchkula DCP, Manbir Singh

12:20 PM “Some minor children have been rescued, one is from Uttar Pradesh and the other is from Kaithal. They have been handed over to the district child protection officer,” Deputy Director (Public Relations) of the Haryana Government Satish Mehra

12:09 AM Hordes of police, paramilitary and civil administration personnel were involved in the mammoth search operation which started yesterday on the direction of Punjab and Haryana High Court.

11:57 AM Deputy Director (Public Relations) of the Haryana Government Satish Mehra told ANI that a set of walkie-talkies has also been found inside the room of convicted Dera Chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh.

11:41 AM During the 12-hour exercise ordered by the High Court, hard disk drives and unlabelled medicines were also recovered on Friday, said Haryana’s Information and Public Relations Department Deputy Director, Satish Mehra, who has been authorised by the administration to speak to the media.

11:26 AM Illegal explosives factory inside Dera Sacha Sauda premises sealed; explosives and fire crackers seized, says Deputy Director of Haryana PR Department Satish Mehra

11:20 AM VISUALS FROM SPOT: Heavy security at Satnam Chowk in Sirsa as search of Dera Sacha Sauda HQ continues

11:15 AM Haryana Police on Saturday arrested 3 Dera Sacha Sauda followers for hatching conspiracy of trying to help Ram Rahim escape from Panchkula during agitation.

11:10 AM To prevent any untoward incident, curfew was imposed on the roads leading to the dera and mobile internet services in Sirsa district have been suspended till September 10.

11:05 AM The sanitisation exercise also involved forensic examination of his so-called cave (gufa) where Ram Rahim allegedly used to sexually exploit women.

11:00 AM The dera premises houses educational institutions, markets, a hospital, a stadium, recreational areas and houses.

10:50 AM A huge search operation, involving hordes of police, paramilitary and civil administration personnel, was launched at 8 am on Friday at the headquarters of Dera Sacha Sauda spread over 800 acres in Srsa, two weeks after a CBI court convicted its head of rape and sentenced him to 20 years in jail in two rape cases.

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