गुरमीत राम रहीम सिंह के फैसले के बाद 102 लोगों की मौत, 100 से अधिक घायल
102 people Dead, More than 100 Injured In Clashes After Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Verdict
Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was held guilty of rape by a special CBI court on Friday. The quantum of punishment in the 15-year-old rape case is expected on 28 August. The sexual exploitation case was registered against the Dera chief in 2002 by the CBI, on the directions of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, after anonymous letters were circulated about the alleged sexual exploitation of two sadhvis or female followers by Ram Rahim Singh.
As soon as news of Singh’s conviction became public, mayhem broke out among his supporters, who took to the streets of Panchkula in the hundreds. Clashes broke out between the security forces and the followers, with the former using a range of arsons to bring the situation under control. From water cannon to tear gas to lathi charge to bullets fired in the air, the troops used several ammunitions to deal with the situation.“Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh”
As of 6 PM, at least 12 people have died in the clashes, according to agencies, and over a hundred were injured.