Hisar sect leader Rampal, who was arrested on Wednesday night, became an object of curiosity at General Hospital, Sector 6, here where he was kept before moving to the Punjab and Haryana high court.
In the morning, a host of hospital staff was also waiting along with reporters to catch a glimpse of Rampal as entry to the general ward where he was kept was restricted. Though, some managed to click his photographs during his medical examination and when he was having tea and breakfast.
Even the general public who had come for check-up were waiting to catch his glimpse. Later, they had to be removed. Interestingly, none of them was his follower.
The hospital authorities did not allow paediatric ward to examine patients till the sect leader did not leave the hospital due to security reasons. To avoid any jostling, the police allowed for taking photographs and video shots.
Rampal was housed on the third floor of the hospital in its old building in general ward. He was kept alone in the room. He checked into the hospital around 1am on Wednesday night. A number of Haryana police commandoes were guarding him.
Thereafter, his medical examination was conducted. Dr Rajesh Raju, who handles public relations of the hospital, told the media on Wednesday night that he was fit. Later, in the morning too medical was conducted.
Dr Usha Gupta, principal medical officer, told the media that all his health parameters were normal and he was fully fit.
He took tea with biscuits in the morning and after an interval of three hours, he had vegetable with chapati.
Around 11 am, Rampal was moved out of the hospital to Sector 5 police station in a cavalcade of around 20 vehicles, including two ambulances. At the Sector 5 police station, he was lodged in the lock-up. Thereafter, UT police came and took him to the high court along with Haryana police personnel.
However, while talking to the media, Rampal regretted the death of devotees.