Photos| Gurmeet Ram Rahim sentenced: Dera chief gets 20 years jail, 30 lakh fine

Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was given a 20 year jail sentence and fined 30 lakh in a rape case, at Rohtak's Sunaria jail. Heavy alert is on alert in Haryana and Punjab. Reports of arson in Sirsa near the Dera Sacha Sauda's headquarters have emerged.

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Haryana and Punjab brace anticipatorily with the deployment of thousands of riot police, setting up a five-tier cordon around Rohtak jail, shutting mobile internet services, schools and colleges. CBI judge Jagdeep Singh sentenced ‘godman’ Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh to 20 years in jail. The Dera chief’s followers went on rampage after he was convicted of rape on Friday. Rohtak district has been cordoned off by paramilitary forces and Haryana Police with the army on standby. (Kamal Singh / PTI)

Haryana and Punjab brace anticipatorily with the deployment of thousands of riot police, setting up a five-tier cordon around Rohtak jail, shutting mobile internet services, schools and colleges. CBI judge Jagdeep Singh sentenced ‘godman’ Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh to 20 years in jail. The Dera chief’s followers went on rampage after he was convicted of rape on Friday. Rohtak district has been cordoned off by paramilitary forces and Haryana Police with the army on standby. (Kamal Singh / PTI)

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A medical examination of Ram Rahim Singh is being done. After this, he will be given a jail uniform and will be allotted a cell in jail. Three ambulances were seen entering the jail premises. Ram Rahim has also been fined ₹65,000 under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). (Punit Paranjpe / AFP File)

A medical examination of Ram Rahim Singh is being done. After this, he will be given a jail uniform and will be allotted a cell in jail. Three ambulances were seen entering the jail premises. Ram Rahim has also been fined ₹65,000 under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). (Punit Paranjpe / AFP File)

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A deserted view of Dera Sacha Sauda on the day of the pronouncement of sentence to Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, in Sirsa. Dera chairperson Vipassana Insaan appealed for peace amid reports that two vehicles have been set on fire in Sirsa, the headquarters of the sect. (Vijay Verma / PTI)

A deserted view of Dera Sacha Sauda on the day of the pronouncement of sentence to Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, in Sirsa. Dera chairperson Vipassana Insaan appealed for peace amid reports that two vehicles have been set on fire in Sirsa, the headquarters of the sect. (Vijay Verma / PTI)

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CBI Special Judge Jagdeep Singh with heavy security force boards a Haryana government helicopter at near Punjab and Haryana Secretariat. Gurmeet Ram Rahim‘s lawyer SK Narwana has also reached a makeshift court in Rohtak jail ahead of the quantum of sentence hearing. (Ravi Kumar / HT Photo)

CBI Special Judge Jagdeep Singh with heavy security force boards a Haryana government helicopter at near Punjab and Haryana Secretariat. Gurmeet Ram Rahim‘s lawyer SK Narwana has also reached a makeshift court in Rohtak jail ahead of the quantum of sentence hearing. (Ravi Kumar / HT Photo)

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Media persons near Sunariya Jail prepare for the coverage of announcement of Dera Sacha Sauda Chief Ram Rahim's sentence, in Rohtak. No gathering of dera supporters in Rohtak, says Mohd Akil, AGDP (law and order) in contrast to the August 25 reactions towards media persons following the announcement of the guilt verdict. (Kamal SIngh / PTI)

Media persons near Sunariya Jail prepare for the coverage of announcement of Dera Sacha Sauda Chief Ram Rahim's sentence, in Rohtak. No gathering of dera supporters in Rohtak, says Mohd Akil, AGDP (law and order) in contrast to the August 25 reactions towards media persons following the announcement of the guilt verdict. (Kamal SIngh / PTI)

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Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh's followers board Haryana Roadways busses as they head back to their homes leaving Dera Sacha Sauda headquarters in Sirsa on Sunday. Security checks are being conducted in Haryana’s Panchkula, where 32 deaths were reported after the violence and six in Sirsa, the sect’s headquarters. (Vijay Verma / PTI)

Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh's followers board Haryana Roadways busses as they head back to their homes leaving Dera Sacha Sauda headquarters in Sirsa on Sunday. Security checks are being conducted in Haryana’s Panchkula, where 32 deaths were reported after the violence and six in Sirsa, the sect’s headquarters. (Vijay Verma / PTI)

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CRPF personnel on standby in Sirsa on Sunday. As many as 23 companies of paramilitary forces along with district police, range police and police forces from other areas have been deployed in Rohtak, apart from adequate number of women police personnel according to Haryana director general of police (DGP) BS Sandhu. (Vijay Verma / PTI)

CRPF personnel on standby in Sirsa on Sunday. As many as 23 companies of paramilitary forces along with district police, range police and police forces from other areas have been deployed in Rohtak, apart from adequate number of women police personnel according to Haryana director general of police (DGP) BS Sandhu. (Vijay Verma / PTI)

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A paramilitary force personnel stands guard at the deserted Rohtak train station. Similar sights of deserted stations have also been seen in Haryana’s Karnal ahead of today’s sentencing due around 2:30 p.m. (PTI)

A paramilitary force personnel stands guard at the deserted Rohtak train station. Similar sights of deserted stations have also been seen in Haryana’s Karnal ahead of today’s sentencing due around 2:30 p.m. (PTI)

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According to ANI, 23 dera followers have been arrested in Punjab’s Sangrur till now. High alert prevails in Meerut along the UP border, vigils across Haryana and Punjab and barricades back up in Panchkula. (Kamal Singh / PTI)

According to ANI, 23 dera followers have been arrested in Punjab’s Sangrur till now. High alert prevails in Meerut along the UP border, vigils across Haryana and Punjab and barricades back up in Panchkula. (Kamal Singh / PTI)

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Back in Delhi, there were no Metro rail diversions or restrictions. ‘...these are just rumors to propagate false stories,’ ANI quoted Delhi Police PRO Madhur Verma saying. ‘Delhi Police have made proper arrangements and deployment. Additional forces have been mobilised.’ (Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo)

Back in Delhi, there were no Metro rail diversions or restrictions. ‘...these are just rumors to propagate false stories,’ ANI quoted Delhi Police PRO Madhur Verma saying. ‘Delhi Police have made proper arrangements and deployment. Additional forces have been mobilised.’ (Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo)

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