Six Dera Sacha Sauda followers acquitted in rioting case

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Panchkula | Published: July 30, 2018 10:25:07 PM

A court here today acquitted six Dera Sacha Sauda followers in a case related to rioting that took place following the conviction of sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh in a rape case on August 25 last year.

The six persons were booked last year by the Panchkula Police on various charges including rioting and damage to public property and disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant. (File photo: PTI)

A court here today acquitted six Dera Sacha Sauda followers in a case related to rioting that took place following the conviction of sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh in a rape case on August 25 last year.

District and Sessions Judge Ritu Tagore ordered the acquittal of six accused who were arrested by Haryana Police last year, defence counsel R S Chauhan said.

The charges against the six persons could not be proved before the court, he said.

The six persons were booked last year by the Panchkula Police on various charges including rioting and damage to public property and disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant.

In May also, a court here had acquitted six followers of the sect accused of rioting charges in another related case of violence.

Violence had broken out in Panchkula after Dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was convicted of rape in August last year.

The Dera chief is currently lodged in Sunaria jail in Rohtak.

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