The top priority for the Haryana government on Monday will be to maintain law and order effectively in the state, as Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh will be sentenced in a rape case – special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court had found him guilty on Friday in the town of Panchkula. Soon after the verdict smoke could be seen rising from multiple parts of the city as thousands of supporters of the Dera chief clashed with the police and resorted to violence and arson. 38 people had died in the violence and over 250 people were injured, including many policemen and media persons. Haryana Police Chief, Director General of Police (DGP) B S Sandhu said that the violence which rocked Panchkula on Friday will not be repeated, according to newswire service PTI.
DGP Sandhu, while addressing a press conference on Sunday, said all routes leading to the Sunaria jail in Rohtak, where the Dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim has been lodged, have been sealed. The Haryana top cop said that Sirsa, where Dera Sacha Sauda is headquartered, is the only place in the state where a curfew is still imposed, according to newswire service PTI.
Sandhu said ”The top priority for the police force is to ensure that law and order is maintained after the sentencing in Rohtak Jail on Monday”. The judge was presiding over the case will be flown to Rohtak for the sentencing on Monday, as per PTI.
Not taking any chances Haryana’s state education department has ordered that all educational institutes in the state will remain shut. The Uttar Pradesh government has also decided to shut all schools in the Shamli district of the state as it borders Haryana, as per PTI reports.