Published On : Sat, Aug 26th, 2017

HC blasts Khattar govt for letting Panchkula burn, says it surrendered to rioters

Violence
New Delhi:
The Punjab and Haryana High Court has lashed out at the Manohar Lal Khattar government in Haryana, saying it let Panchkula burn for political gains.

It says the government seemed to have surrendered to violent followers of the Dera Sacha Sauda after their leader Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was convicted of rape by a CBI court.

The Khattar administration is under fire for letting the mob of Dera followers build up in Panchkular at least 72 hours before the verdict.

Meanwhile, Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh tweeted on the current situation in Punjab.”Just been briefed by DGP, situation peaceful, curfew lifted in 3 districts, relaxed in all others this morning. State on alert for 48 hrs,” he wrote.