Dera chief's conviction: Alert sounded in Uttar Pradesh

An alert was sounded in UP in the aftermath of a CBI court convicting Dera Sacha Sauda sect head Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh in a rape case.

Published: 25th August 2017 06:58 PM  |   Last Updated: 25th August 2017 08:15 PM   |  A+A-

Vehicles were set ablaze in Panchkula and Delhi by the supporters of Dera Sacha Sauda. (Photo | Twitter ANI)


LUCKNOW: An alert was sounded in Uttar Pradesh today in the aftermath of a CBI court convicting Dera Sacha Sauda sect head Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh in a rape case and subsequent incidents of violence reported from Haryana.

"An alert has been sounded in the state, especially in the districts bordering Haryana and Delhi. A strict watch is being kept at the border. No individual or group would be allowed to foment trouble in Uttar Pradesh," Additional Director General of Police (law-and-order) Anand Kumar said.

He added that a directive had been sent to the districts concerned in this regard.

A special CBI court in Panchkula, Haryana today found the Dera Sacha Sauda chief guilty in a rape case. The quantum of punishment will be announced on Monday.

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