Published On : Thu, Aug 24th, 2017

Will call in Army if security inadequate, HC warns Haryana govt

The Punjab and Haryana High Court has pulled up the Haryana Government over the security arrangements provided in the state in the wake of the verdict on the 15-year-old rape case against the Dera Sacha Sauda Chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, tomorrow.

The High Court has said that it doesn’t want a situation like that of the Jat agitation to take place in Haryana and has, hence, asked the Centre to deploy additional forces, and take strong steps.

The court also said that it would direct the Army if the needful isn’t done.

The Central Government has, on its part, assured that a necessary action would be taken to curb any agitation.

The Punjab and Haryana High Court has also said that it has been keeping a watch over the recent happenings in the states and reporting to the Information and Broadcast Ministry, and that all the necessary steps would be taken to restrict any agitation.

In addition to it, the security has been tightened in Sirsa district as Dera followers gathered on Court Road.

Meanwhile, the internet and train services in both states have been suspended for 72 hours in Chandigarh.A formal notification will also be issued soon.

The development comes after the state governments wrote a letter to the Railway Ministry to cancel 12 passenger trains coming towards Chandigarh.

The Dera chief had cited medical reasons for not attending court in person.The case was registered by the CBI in 2002 against the self-styled godman after allegations of sexual exploitation of two women followers through anonymous letters.