In the wake of today’s CBI court verdict on rape case against Dera Sacha Sauda Chief, Baba Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh have been on high alert for past so many days.
The CBI court is expected to pronounce its verdict at 2.45 pm
What is the message of Baba Gurmeet Ram Rahim: GO HOME!
— ChandigarhX (@chandigarh_x) 25 August 2017
“I had earlier appealed to maintain peace and calm and asked (followers) not to go to Panchkula. All those (followers) who are in Panchkula should return to their home. I have to go to the court for hearing the verdict and I will go to Panchkula. We should all abide by law and maintain peace and calm,” Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh said in his video appeal.
How lakhs of people thronged in Panchkula despite section 144 of the CrPC imposed?
Yesterday, on a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by a Panchkula resident raising law and order concerns as over 1.5 lakh people had reportedly entered the district, despite prohibitory orders under section 144 of the CrPC, the Punjab and Haryana High court pulled up Haryana government for not imposing Section 144 CrPC correctly to prevent the huge gathering of followers in Panchkula. The provisions were against carrying weapons not on prohibition on assembly of five or more people.
The state advocate-general told the court there was a “clerical mistake” in the Section 144 order passed by officials.
Later, it was amended and a provision invoked banning assembly of five or more persons was added.