Ram Rahim verdict: Western UP under control, Section 144 imposed

Time & Us
Last Updated: August 25, 2017 at 11:54 pm

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India] August 25 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Additional Director General (ADG) of Law and Order Anand Kumar on Friday said that the status in Western Uttar Pradesh is under control after a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court convicted Dera Sacha Sauda (DSS) chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh for his alleged involvement in a 2002 rape case.
He further said that Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) has been imposed in several districts.
“Status of the Western Uttar Pradesh is in control and Section 144 has been imposed in some districts and if there is anything else then the District Magistrate and Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) will impose this Section in other areas,” Kumar told ANI.
He added that there was an incident of fire in a vehicle on the Delhi Border in Ghaziabad, where three to four youths set bus seats on fire.
“Else other places are under control and for the 72 hours the Uttar Pradesh Police will be on high alert,” Kumar asserted.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today assured that the law and order situation is being closely monitored and that all possible assistance will be provided that is required to restore normalcy in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh.
The Prime Minister took to Twitter and wrote, “Urged officials to work round the clock to restore normalcy and provide all possible assistance that is required.”
Following are the updates related to the case:
– Delhi Transport Corporation has suspended bus services to NCR due to incidents of arson.
– Panchkula is completely peaceful at the moment, flag marches conducted: DGP Haryana, BS Sandhu
– Dera Sacha Sauda followers tried creating mischief, case has been registered. We have CCTV footage, probe underway: Madhur Verma, Delhi Police
– Haryana Government had made complete arrangements; the mob was really huge: Manohar Lal Khattar, Haryana CM
– Urged officials to work round the clock to restore normalcy and provide all possible assistance that is required, tweets PM
– Taking preventive measures, Chandigarh Police detains 81 people confirms Chandigarh DGP Tejinder Singh Luthra
– Six private commandos of Ram Rahim Singh arrested by Chandigarh Police, weapons and petrol cans seized from them.
– Instances of violence today are deeply distressing.Strongly condemn violence&urge everyone to maintain peace, tweets PM Modi.
– 29 people have lost their lives, and 200 are injured. Directed doctors for best possible treatment: Haryana CM ML Khattar
– Curfew has been imposed in Patiala.
– Passengers have been stranded at Bathinda railway station due to curfew imposed in Punjab.
– Heavy security in place; Rapid Action force also deployed in Bathinda.
– Curfew has been imposed in Punjab’s Sangrur and Moga districts.
– High level meeting called at Home Minister’s residence tomorrow. Home Secy and others senior officials will also be present.
– Almost 250 trains cancelled. All trains going towards Rohtak cancelled for tomorrow: Neeraj Sharma, CPRO, Northern Railway
– Section 144 imposed in Noida and Ghaziabad
– Dera supporters set power sub-station office on fire in Sriganganagar, vehicle at sub-station premises also torched in Rajisthan.
– Officials say 28 dead, 250 injured in Panchkula violence.