LIVE UPDATES | Dera head arrives in Panchkula ahead of court verdict

Chandigarh, August 25

 

Dera Sacha Sauda head Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh has arrived in Panchkula to present himself before a special CBI court which is set to pronounce verdict in the 15-year old sexual exploitation case against him shortly.Gurmeet, who left the sect headquarters in Sirsa by road on Friday morning, reached Panchkula in the afternoon, officials said

Elaborate security arrangements have been made around the district court in Panchkula ahead of the Dera verdict on Friday afternoon.Sirsa Dera Sacha Sauda head Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh has been facing a rape case dating back to 2002.Police and paramilitary forces have been deployed in great numbers and the army has been put on standby.

 

Meanwhile, the Dera head has left Sirsa for Panchkula in a cavalcade.

LIVE UPDATES

 

*District court staff reaches their offices*All dera followers told to move from Sectors 3 and 5 to near Hafed building

*Haryana IG KK Rao says no unauthorised vehicle would be allowed with the convoy to enter Panchkula

*Aerial survey being maintained with the help of helicopters

*Haryana Police and paramilitary forces hold a flag march*Three vehicles of the Ram Rahim cavalcade collide near Narwana; no one injured

*Chandimandir toll plaza closed

*Around 50 buses and trucks of security forces and ambulances reach the district court complex

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