Follow us on
Welcome Guest! You are here: Home » India
You let violence escalate for political benefits: High Court slams BJP govt in Haryana

Saturday August 26, 2017 5:28 PM, & Agencies

Ram Rahim

The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Saturday slammed the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Haryana, saying it let Panchkula "burn for political benefits." The court blamed Khattar's government, stating they "surrendered to the situation" and let it escalate.

The High Court asked the state government for details of the Dera chief's movable and immovable properties in Punjab and Haryana till next hearing that will be held on August 29.

The court has called for a status report regarding the people killed in the violence after the verdict. It has also directed all District Commissioners in Punjab and Haryana to issue public notices within a week inviting claims regarding damage to properties.

Violence erupted in Panchkula after a CBI Court on Friday found Dera Sacha Sauda Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh guilty in a rape case.

The violence spread quickly to other towns including Bhatinda in Punjab and Sirsa in Haryana, where Ram Rahim's headquarters are located on a campus that extends to hundreds of acres. 

In Delhi, a train has been set on fire in Anand Vihar and two buses have also been torched in Nand Nagri. Many media persons, have also been attacked.

The government's claims of keeping the situation under control have fallen flat. The police was caught on camera retreating as Ram Rahim supporters advanced menacingly.

Haryana Jail Minister says Dera Sacha Sauda Chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim will be lodged in a Guest House at the Sunaria Jail in Rohtak.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that the state administration cannot be blamed for the ongoing violence in the state of Haryana, adding that the state administration had taken all the precautionary measures.

The Punjab and Haryana High Court orders attachment of all properties owned by the Dera Sacha Sauda chief to compensate for all the destruction caused by the spiritual leader's supporters. The HC has also indicated that the policemen involved will be punished.

According to NDTV, Ram Rahim arrived for the verdict in a 200-car cavalcade and stood with his eyes closed and hands folded in prayer as the verdict was delivered. By last night, Panchkula was over-run by more than one lakh followers of Ram Rahim - clusters of them proliferated over the last two days, despite the Haryana government's claims of roping off the city.


Share this page
More Headlines
BJP landslide in Mira Bhayander Municipal elections; Shiv Sena, Congress routed
Maharashtra HSC Class 12 Supplementary July 2017 exam result declared online
Hajj 2017: ​London cyclists reach Madinah after five weeks in the saddle
Great American Eclipse: Millions converge across US to see the Sun go dark
A Potpourri of Conversion, Marriage and Security Case
IIT Entrance JEE Advanced to be fully online 2018 onwards
UPSC Civil Services Mains 2017: DAF released online, Last date to fill August 31
UPSC: e-Admit cards for NDA and Naval Academy Sept 2017 exams available for download
AIMIM corporators suspended after clashes in Aurangabad civic body over Vande Matram
Maharashtra HSC Supplementary July Exam 2017 results to be declared on Monday Aug 21
Goa Church magazine likens current India to Nazi-led Germany; Calls for BJP defeat in bypolls
August 21 total solar eclipse in US comes after almost a century; Watch live on your screen
Saudi Arabia unveils upgraded version Manasikana app for Hajj pilgrims
Puri Utkal Express derails near Muzaffarnagar; At least 23 dead, over 100 injured
If Lipstick Under My Burkha, Why Not Janeu Under My Kurta?
Indian Muslims and Freedom Struggle: Pain That Hurts Inside Pours Out into Laments
Forging The New Indian 'Genius': The RSS roadmap
Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) - From Brahmanisation to Privatisation
Kismat Bano selected for NEZCC Young Talents Artistes Award for 2016-2017
Over 200 cows starved to death in Chhattisgarh; Shelter incharge blames BJP govt

 Post Comments
Note: By posting your comments here you agree to the terms and conditions of