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Maintaining law and order is our first priority: Sirsa Police

Maintaining law and order is our first priority: Sirsa Police

India Blooms News Service | | 28 Aug 2017, 06:47 pm
Sirsa, Aug 28 (IBNS): Hours after Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was sentenced to a 10-year of jail term by a CBI judge, Sirsa police said their first priority is to ensure law and order of the city with an aim to avoid any untoward incident that was witnessed on Friday as the Dera followers went rioting after the conviction of their head.

Ram Rahim, who was convicted on Friday for raping his two Sadhvis (female followers), has been sentenced to a 10-year jail term.

The rape case in which Ram Rahim has been convicted dates back to 2002.

Speaking about the vandalism of the Dera followers who had destroyed several properties , OB vans of media houses, IG AS Dhillion said: "Be assured nobody will be spared."

Following the verdict on Friday, Panchkula and Sirsa witnessed riots by followers of the self-styled spiritual leader, resulting in more than 30 deaths.

The prosecution demanded maximum punishment for the rape convict while the Dera chief's defence argued that Ram Rahim is a social worker and urged the judge to take a lenient view.

The CBI urged the judge to treat the case as 'rarest of rare' during its argument.

Reports said that the Dera chief broke down in court and pleaded for leniency while the judge was reading out the sentence.

According to Times Now, victims shouted slogans of 'jail him (Ram Rahim) for life' inside the court premises.