Soon after Dera Sacha Sauda head Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was convicted in a 15-year-old rape case by a special court CBI on Friday, several incidents of violence were reported in Haryana, Punjab and Delhi border.
Taking a strict action against such incidents, the Punjab and Haryana High Court ordered attachment of all properties owned by Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh to compensate for all the destruction caused by the spiritual leader's followers.
Besides this, the court also said that senior Government officials in Panchkula should be given security by paramilitary forces.
#RamRahimVerdict: Senior Government officials in Panchkula should be given security by paramilitary forces says Punjab & Haryana High Court— ANI (@ANI) August 25, 2017
At least 17 people killed and over 200 were injured in violent clashes. Chief Ministers of Punjab and Haryana have appealed people to maintain peace and law & order situation in the states.
"No one is above law. Appeal people to not believe in rumors and steer clear of people with criminal intentions," said Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar.
— ANI (@ANI) August 25, 2017