Meanwhile, Panchkula, which witnessed the brunt of the violence after a special CBI court there pronounced its judgment in the 15-year-old rape case, appeared to be coming to terms with the violence which had rocked it yesterday.
The Army also conducted a flag march in the town on Sunday.
There is peace in our state since the court had convicted Dera Sacha Sauda chief Ram Rahim.
The army and para-military forces are stationed outside the complex and have appealed repeatedly to the sect followers to vacate the premises.
“We have recovered one AK 47 rifle and one Mauser (rifle) from the vehicle of a Dera follower and two rifles and five pistols from another vehicle during the operations”, Haryana DGP B S Sandhu said.
“There are no instructions to security forces to enter the headquarters and forcibly clear it, ” Singh told the Associated Press on Saturday. Further, the Court has directed that adequate safety arrangements be made for safe transport of the judge and two staff members by air for pronouncing the quantum of sentence. “Depending on the situation tomorrow (Monday), we will take a call on repairing our trucks and returning to Coimbatore”.
Ram Rahim was flown out of Panchkula by helicopter and is now being held in a jail in Rohtak, Haryana.
Social media was abuzz with rumours that the police has instructed schools to remain closed as it anticipates violence. The death toll in the violence has risen to 36. While the sects headquarter is located in Sirsa in Haryana, its biggest congregation centre in Punjab is at Salabtpura in Bathinda. Earlier, Manohar Lal Khattar confronted the sharpened words of HC as the court said, “You let a city like Panchkula burn for political motives”.
Huge securities are deployed in the state that includes, 18 more CRPF companies that reached the spot by the trial day’s evening.
As of now, over 30 innocents lost their lives in the spree of violence that unleashed after the verdict went against the godman, almost 250 are injured.
“All the trains on Delhi-Jammu, Delhi-Amritsar, Delhi-Chandigarh, Moradabad-Saharanpur-Ambala sections have been resumed with immediate effect”, said Northern Railway spokesman Neeraj Sharma.
Mayawati also slammed the statement of support by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Lok Sabha MP from Unnao Sakhi Maharaj for the Dera chief.