Panchkula violence: Dera Sacha Sauda centre incharge, functionary arrested
A Punjab police commando Karamjit Singh, who was part of the Ram Rahim’s security, was also arrested by Haryana police from Patiala.Updated: Sep 09, 2017 12:30 IST
Two key functionaries of Dera Sacha Sauda were arrested for allegedly inciting violence in Panchkula following the conviction of sect head Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh in a rape case, police said on Saturday.
“Chamkaur Singh, who is the incharge of Dera Sacha Sauda centre in Panchkula and Daan Singh, who is also a key Dera functionary, have been arrested from Chandigarh,” Panchkula deputy commissioner of police Manbir Singh said.
Both have been arrested in connection with the violence that took place in Panchkula on August 25, police said.
A Punjab police commando Karamjit Singh, who was part of the Ram Rahim’s security, was also arrested by Haryana police from Patiala, police said.
The commando was nabbed for his alleged role in hatching a conspiracy to free Ram Rahim Singh from the Panchkula court complex, police said.
“Three of them will be produced in court on Saturday,” said Panchkula DCP.
Meanwhile, security agencies and district authorities on Saturday began search operations at the Dera Sacha Sauda headquarters near Haryana’s Sirsa town amid tight security in the area.
Violence had broken out in Panchkula after the conviction of Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh in rape case by Special CBI Court on August 25.
The arson and violence left 35 people dead and scores of people injured in Panchkula.
First Published: Sep 09, 2017 12:29 IST