Dera chief rape case: Punjab government offices in Chandigarh to stay closed on Friday

An official spokesperson said that all the offices, boards, corporations, agencies and public sector organisations of the Punjab government will remain closed tomorrow.  

Published: 24th August 2017 06:50 PM  |   Last Updated: 24th August 2017 08:28 PM   |  A+A-

Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, leader of the organisation Dera Sacha Sauda at a press conference to promote his film The Messenger of God in 2015. (File Photo | EPS/K K Sundar)

By PTI

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab government today declared that its offices situated at Chandigarh would remain closed on August 25, the day on which a court verdict is expected in a sexual exploitation case against Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh.     

An official spokesperson said that all the offices, boards, corporations, agencies and public sector organisations of the Punjab government will remain closed tomorrow.     

A notification in this regard has been issued, he said.     

Security agencies in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh have been on their toes in the wake of Dera followers flocking to Panchkula near Chandigarh, where a special CBI Court is expected to pronounce verdict in the sexual exploitation case tomorrow.

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