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Tag: Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh

Search operation begins at Dera headquarters amid tight security

Sirsa/Chandigarh: Security agencies and district authorities began a search operation at the Dera Sacha Sauda headquarters near Haryana’s Sirsa town on Friday amid tight security and curfew in the area. The search was being conducted under the supervision of court commissioner A.K.S. Pawar appointed by the Punjab and Haryana High Courts. Senior district administration and […]

Twitter 'withholds' Dera chief's account

New Delhi: Twitter has frozen the official account of Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, the Dera Sacha Sauda chief who has been convicted in two rape cases and sentenced to 20 years in jail. A search on the micro-blogging site for Ram Rahim’s accounts returned a message “@Gurmeetramrahim’s account has been withheld in: India”. Twitter explains: “In […]

Baba the Menace

No, not the father. This is about the Baba we are familiar with. And I mean it in a religion neutral and a gender neutral sense. Men, who go by fancy name, distanced from their original, and closer to the almighty, have since time immemorial tried to be the messengers of God. Oops, did I […]

Dera head sentence: Haryana CM asks people to maintain peace

Chandigarh: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar appealed to the people, especially the followers of Dera Sacha Sauda, to respect the court sentence against Dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh and help in maintaining peace in the state. Strict action would be taken against any person who attempts to disturb the law-and-order situation which was […]

Dera chief sentenced to 20 years in jail

Rohtak: Rape convict Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was on Monday sentenced to 20 years jail for the rape and criminal intimidation of two female disciples. He has also been fined Rs 30 lakh (Rs 15 lakh in each case). Singh has been sentenced to two consecutive terms of 10 years each, […]

Sentencing of Dera chief at 2.30 pm; lockdown in Rohtak

Chandigarh: Rape convict Dera Sacha Sauda (DSS) sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh will be sentenced on Monday at 2.30 p.m. at a special court near Rohtak town in Haryana. The quantum of sentence will be done in a court being specially set up inside the District Jail premises in Sunaria near Rohtak, 70 km […]

Restoring normalcy in riot struck Panchkula my priority: Gauri Parasher Joshi

Panchakula/Bhubaneswar: When Panchkula of Haryana was burning post conviction of Dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, the deputy commissioner of Panchkula, a woman, took charge and decided to bring the Army in to control the situation.  Meet Gauri Parasher Joshi, an Odisha cadre IAS officer, who happens to be instrumental in handling the arson with […]

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BJD wants Khattar to step down over Dera violence

Bhubaneswar: BJD today demanded resignation of Haryana Chief Minister M L Khattar, holding him responsible for the violence following the conviction of self-styled godman Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh on Friday. “Haryana Chief Minister ML Khattar is fully responsible for the violence and must step down,” BJD spokesman P K Deb said. “The Haryana CM should […]

AK-47, pistols recovered; sedition cases against Dera followers

Chandigarh: Haryana Police have recovered an AK 47, five pistols and other weapons from two vehicles of Dera followers and registered two sedition cases against followers, including private security guards, of controversial godman and Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, the government said on Saturday. Two first information reports (FIRs) were registered over […]

Dera chief not to be brought to Panchkula for sentencing: DGP

Chandigarh: After Dera followers indulged in large-scale violence on Friday following their leader Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh’s conviction in a rape case, the Haryana Police on Saturday said the jailed godman will not be brought to Panchkula for the sentencing on Monday. CBI court judge Jagdeep Singh while convicting the Dera chief in the 2002 […]

Army moves in to vacate Dera headquarters in Sirsa; crackdown on other campuses

Chandigarh: Army and paramilitary forces moved in to get the Dera Sacha Sauda headquarters near Sirsa town in Haryana vacated on Saturday, a day after the sect chief was convicted of rape, sparking large-scale violence by his supporters. There are still thousands of Dera followers inside the sect headquarters, around 260 km from here, sources […]

With Baba in prison, Sirsa recovering from violence

Sirsa (Haryana):  There is no report of violence since last night in Sirsa, which houses the Dera Sacha Sauda headquarters, police said, asserting that the situation is under control in the district. At least 30 people were killed and 250 injured in widespread violence, arson and police firing in Haryana yesterday, triggered by the conviction […]

Dera chief lodged in make-shift jail in Rohtak

Chandigarh: Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was lodged in a make-shift jail at a police training centre in Rohtak soon after his conviction in a rape case today. “Gurmeet Ram Rahim has been put in (special jail at) PTC Sunaria,” Rohtak Deputy Commissioner Atul Kumar said adding, tight security arrangements have been […]

30 killed after court holds Dera chief guilty of rape

Panchkula (Haryana): Thirty people were killed and scores injured in large-scale violence by Dera Sacha Sauda sect supporters as mobs went on a rampage here in Haryana after a CBI special court convicted self-styled godman Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh. The deaths took place in firing by security forces on the enraged Dera followers. The dead […]

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Dera chief verdict: Over 200 Haryana-bound trains cancelled

New Delhi: The railways on Friday cancelled over 200 Haryana-bound trains as security concerns mounted ahead of CBI court’s verdict in a case involving Dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh with lakhs of his supporters gathering in Panchkula town. A Northern Railway official told IANS: “At least 201 trains heading to Haryana on Friday have […]

Citing central advisory, Punjab bans 'MSG' screening

The Punjab government today banned the screening in the state of controversial film "MSG - The Messenger Of God", which features Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief, Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh as the main lead, following a central advisory and intelligence reports that it could lead to tension

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