Dera Sacha Sauda chief, Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, who has been convicted by a special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court, will receive the punishment through video conferencing, Haryana Director General of Police (DGP), B S Sandhu on Saturday apprised.
Addressing the press conference, Sandhu said,”Our efforts remain to make judgement possible through video-conferencing, if the court says, then everything will take place in the jail.”
“Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim has not been given special treatment in jail. He has been kept like a normal prisoner. In the whole case, if anyone had done any sort of leniency in his duty, then required action will be taken. After 6:30 pm, neither Panchkula nor other parts of Haryana had faced any violation of law and order. Law and order is being completely maintained in the entire state,” Dhesi told media.
He added that the number of casualties in the incident which took place following the pronouncement of the Ram Rahim verdict, has reached 28 in Panchkula which include 24 men, three women and one child.
“Three deaths have been reported from Sirsa. The number of injured is 250 wherein 50 are police personnel and out of these 101 have been referred to hospitals outside Panchkula. As of now only 61 are under treatment and rest have been discharged. All those injured do not belong to Panchkula,” he said.