In view of the violence in Haryana and Punjab following the conviction of Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh in a rape trial, prohibitory orders were imposed in 11 districts of Delhi on Friday Deputy commissioner of police Madhur Verma said Section 144 CrPc, which prohibits the assembly of four or more people.
Moreover, authorities in NCR towns of Noida, Greater Noida and Ghaziabad have also enforced prohibitory orders under Section 144 of CrPc.
“Orders have also been issued to keep all schools and colleges in the district closed tomorrow in view of the violence,” said Ghaziabad District Magistrate Ministhy S Nair. Further, even Baghpat district magistrate has directed all schools in the region to remain closed on Saturday.
The police said they were keeping tab on the situation in Ghaziabad and the supporters of Dera Sacha Sauda were being kept under surveillance.“Thousands of followers of Baba Ram Rahim live in a camp in Nang Gram and Karhera. We are patrolling both the areas to make sure no untoward incident takes place,” said Ghaziabad SSP, HN Singh.
Singh said the police had found a burnt out bus in Loni, but couldn’t ascertain whether it was in any way connected to the violence in Panchkula.“The district administration is ready to deal with any situation. We have identified all the places of the district that border either Uttar Pradesh or Haryana. All the roads connecting Noida with these two states are being watched closely,” Noida District Magistrate, BN Singh said.
A special CBI court in Panchkula convicted the chief of Dera Sacha Sauda in a 2002 rape case, triggering widespread violence and arson by his supporters in Punjab and Haryana.At least 30 people were killed and more than 250 injured in the violence that left a trail of destruction and vandalism.
With PTI inputs