Mobile Internet services to remain suspended in Haryana, Punjab

Mobile Internet services, which were suspended for 72 hours in Haryana, ahead of the court verdict on Friday, will continue to remain suspended till Tuesday, officials said today.

Published: 27th August 2017 05:05 PM  |   Last Updated: 27th August 2017 05:05 PM   |  A+A-

Dera Sacha Sauda followers charging their phones while they waited for the verdict. Mobile internet and data services have been suspended for 72 hours in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh. (Photo | PTI)

By PTI

CHANDIGARH: Mobile Internet services will remain suspended in Haryana and Punjab till Tuesday to prevent spread of rumours in view of the tense situation after the conviction of Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh.

A notification to block mobile Internet services and data services had been issued earlier.

Mobile Internet services, which were suspended for 72 hours in Haryana, ahead of the court verdict on Friday, will continue to remain suspended till Tuesday, officials said today.

Likewise, mobile Internet services, which were suspended in Punjab as well three days back, will remain suspended in the state till Tuesday, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh had said yesterday.

Thirty-six people died in violence in Panchkula and Sirsa after Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was convicted by a CBI court on Friday.

The two states have been on high alert with curfew being imposed at many sensitive places.

The CBI court will pronounce the quantum of sentence in the rape case against Gurmeet in Rohtak tomorrow.

 

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