Rajasthan: Five arrested for arson in Sriganganagar, police intensify vigil after Ram Rahim verdict

Miscreants yesterday torched government buildings and a vehicle following the rape conviction of self-styled godman Gurmeet Ram Rahim in Haryana.

Published: 26th August 2017 02:04 PM  |   Last Updated: 26th August 2017 02:04 PM   |  A+A-

Army personnel conduct a flag march after their deployment near Dera Sacha Sauda in Sirsa on Saturday following violence triggered by the conviction of Dera Sacha Sauda head Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh in a rape case on Friday. | PTI

By PTI

JAIPUR: Police patrolled the streets in Rajasthan's Sriganganagar district where miscreants yesterday torched government buildings and a vehicle following the rape conviction of self-styled godman Gurmeet Ram Rahim in Haryana.

"Five persons involved in arson were arrested last night. The situation is under control now but the force is on alert,” ADG Law and Order NRK Reddy told PTI today.

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Many followers of the Dera chief live in Sriganganagar and Hanumangarh districts in the state.

The attackers had yesterday set afire a government vehicle and two buildings including a labour court.

The IG Bikaner range is camping in Sriganganagar to keep an eye on the situation.

The SP, Sriganganagar, Harendra Kumar said that additional policemen have been deployed in sensitive areas.

Meanwhile, the north western railway has cancelled 33 trains including Sriganganagar-Bhatinda, Jodhpur-Abohar among others due to the law and order situation in Haryana, according to the NWR spokesperson.

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