Haryana, Punjab burning following Dera Baba’s conviction, 25 plus dead

Following CBI courts verdict of Dera Baba’s lakhs of followers gathered in Panchkula and Sirsa despite imposition of Section 144. Cities of Barnala, Malota, Sirsa and other cities. Curfew extended to UP also.

As of now more than 25 people are dead and many government buildings have been set ablaze. Police, Army and paramilitary forces are trying to flush out defaulters.

Situation is tense near Dera headquarters in Sirsa. Army has taken over Sirsa city. Due to stone pelting by Dera followers many media personnel have been injured and they tried to attack police with harsh weapons.

A milk plant in Sirsa has been set on fire. Army is using drones and helicopters to monitor the live situation.

Baba Ram Rahim expressed anguish over the decision and said he would approach higher courts.

Ruling BJP government has failed to restrict and control the violent mobs. Opposition is attacking BJP government and Haryana Police in failing to follow proper intelligence reports and making responsible for deaths and burnings.

Dera Baba Gurmeet Ram Rahim has been shifted to a safer place in a chopper.