The judgment of a special court in a sexual exploitation case against Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim has been announced. Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh guilty of raping two women followers, said Haryana court. The quantum of punishment to be pronounced on August 28.
He was accused of raping two women in the year 2002. Army takes Ram Rahim into preventive custody. Earlier in the day, as many as 74 trains got cancelled for today in view of law and order situation in Haryana.
This takes the total number of cancelled trains to 201, including 92 Mail/Express and 109 Passenger trains. However, mobile internet services will remain active in Gurugram and Faridabad.
The possibility of an outbreak of violence in Haryana has also affected the cost of air travel. Reportedly, the fare from Delhi to Chandigarh has risen up to as much as Rs. 11,000.
Ram Rahim had earlier asked his supporters, who have been camping in Panchkula, to return to their homes and maintain peace.
Not only this the Dera Sacha Sauda chief released a video message asking his supporters, camping in Panchkula, to go back home. He also asked his supporters to respect the law and maintain peace.
"I appeal to everyone to maintain peace. I had earlier also asked the Dera followers, who have gone to Panchkula, to return to their home. I will go to court. We all should respect law and maintain peace," he said in the video message.
Around 53 companies of the paramilitary forces and 50,000 personnel of the Haryana Police have also been deployed for the security purposes.
-With ANI inputs