Ahead of Ram Rahim Verdict, Court Says Administration 'Already Failed'

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The police fears that if the court verdict goes against Gurmeet Ram Rahim, then his "devotees can use petrol and weapons to harm/destroy the government or public properties".

In a letter sent to all Inspectors General of Police and the DG of Punjab Police, Luthra has asked the Chandigarh police to step up vigil, following a tip-off on preparations being carried out by Ram Rahim's followers. Through the week, the governments of Haryana and neighbouring Punjab have appealed to his sect - the Dera Sacha Sauda - to keep calm; every day, new measures have been introduced to prevent outsized congregations from erupting in violence.

Ravi Kumar, 25, said he wanted to ensure "nothing unfair" was done to Singh, who has featured in action movies and music videos.

Law enforcement agencies in Punjab & Haryana are on high alert as thousands of devotees of Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Insaan, the chief of Dera Sacha Sauda, have formed a conglomeration in Sirsa. Following the announcement, several thousand followers of the self-acclaimed godman began to gather in the Panchkula district. The Division Bench of Acting Chief Justice Surinder Singh Saron and Justice Avneesh Jhingan said it did not want a situation similar to the Jat reservation stir.

"We are here for our "pitaji" (Gurmeet Ram Rahim)".

On the spycam, Khatta Singh said sexual exploitation of women disciples was rampant in the Dera headquarters. Ranjit was murdered at Khanpur Kolian in Kurukshetra on October 10, 2002.

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Priyadarshi said 90 people were injured in the accident and majority have been admitted at district hospital, Muzaffragnagar. Railway officials said at least 15 metres of the track had been taken off and was being replaced when the train appeared.

The alleged rape dates back to 1999, when the victim, who was an inmate of the Dera ashram in Sirsa, claims to have been sexually assaulted by Singh.

She gave details of how she was allegedly raped twice by the Dera chief in his "gufa" (underground chamber).

However, it became a herculean task for the security forces as the Dera followers were "reluctant" to move.

Castration of 400 followers: It was reported that close to 400 disciples were manipulated in the dera premises to get castration done so that sexual advances toward female sadhvis could be avoided. The sect chief, who is blessed with the lakhs of followers in Punjab, Haryana, and other states, has been alleged and accused by a former female follower of raping her a couple of times inside the expansive Dera campus reportedly.

The Dera chief has high and mighty friends. The Dera had openly come out in support of the BJP in Haryana in the 2014 Assembly polls.