The so-called ‘godman’ could not react differently in hard times! Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim refused to move out of the courtroom after being sentenced to 10-year rigorous imprisonment. In tears, Ram Rahim reportedly sat on the floor in the courtroom after the sentencing and had to be dragged out, reports said.
Ram Rahim has been given the tag of ‘1997’ — the number which he will be identified with during his jail term.
Meanwhile, two vehicles have reportedly been set afire in Sirsa where Dera has its headquarters. This is the first incident of violence after the Friday fury in various parts of Punjab, Haryana and the National Capital Region.
There was an uneasy calm in Punjab and Haryana amid unprecedented security arrangements. Shoot at sight orders have been issued in Rohtak. Security forces took out a flag march in Sirsa and Section 144 was clamped in the town.
Police were on a high alert in the Malwa region where the Dera has immense following.