Ram Rahim Singh conviction: Home Minister Rajnath Singh calls for high-level meet today

Updated On : 26 Aug , 2017 , 06:10 AM
Ram Rahim Singh conviction: Home Minister Rajnath Singh calls for high-level meet today
Ram Rahim Singh conviction: Home Minister Rajnath Singh calls for high-level meet today
New Delhi:

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has called a high-level security review meeting on Saturday morning in the wake of widespread violence in Haryana, Punjab and Rajasthan.Leading home ministry, Intelligence bureau and para military officials are expected to attend the meeting. 

At least 30 people were killed and 250 injured on Friday in widespread violence, arson and police firing at Panchkula and nearby areas after the conviction of self-styled godman Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh in a rape case by a CBI court.

Singh has already spoken to the chief ministers of Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh, apart from assuring them central assistance to deal with any situation.

ALSO READ: Ram Rahim's conviction: Dera chief lodged in Rohtak jail

The central government has already dispatched around 20,000 paramilitary personnel to Haryana, Punjab and Chandigarh to assist the local administration in maintaining law and order.

READ: Ram Rahim Singh's conviction: 445 trains cancelled as violence erupts

First Published : Saturday, August 26, 2017 05:50 AM
Download the News Nation Mobile App and stay connected with top stories from India and around the world. Available on Android and iOS.