25th August Judgement day for Dera sirsa chief
25th August 2017, will be remembered for years as a date which brought everything to stand still. Right from roads , buses , rails , mobile internet, were blocked by Dera followers or government agencies. People living in Panchkula are terrified to the extent that they were not coming out their houses.
There were reports that many Dera followers who were occupying streets, were knocking doors of the local residents asking for water and allowing them to use their toilets, as huge crowd found it difficult to go daily routines.
After strict warnings from Honorable High court, to the Police and administration for not implementing 144 section in Panchkula, police tried to move the supporters away from the streets of Panchkula but no body listened to the police warnings ,which shows unwillingness of the police itself, which may be due to political pressure.
On the other hand Ram Rahim left Sirsa at around 9 am in the morning with a large number of cars in his convoy. Earlier it was reported as many as 800 cars were heading straight to Panchkula court along with Ram Rahim, full of his followers. Now this means section 144 which was not enforced on Dera followers in the last few days and was discussed on almost all channels, was about to broken the chief himself too.
There are reports that hundreds of cars rushing at high speed along with Ram Rahim collided with each other. Good news is that no one injured but cars were badly damaged in the accident. The speed at which VVIP car moves need highly trained drivers but as supports were trying to move at the same speed along the convoy, resulted in the accident.
Government and administration in both Haryana and Punjab is on high alert and is taking all necessary actions to keep the situation under control. There are news of Curfew being imposed in Patiala.
Curfew in Moti Mahal area in Patiala
As there are Naam Charcha Ghar in Patiala and it is the place of resident of Punjab chief Captain Amarinder Singh, there for Curfew has been imposed in Moti Mahal area of Patiala.
Though curfew was imposed only in a specific areas of the Panchkula, but people feared that it may be imposed in other parts as well, specially the cities where there are Naam Charch Ghar’s of Ram Rahim followers. It was reported yesterday that Dera followers were gathering sticks and other weapons in Naam Charcha Ghars. Most of the people stick to their TV sets to get the latest update and net users were typing “dera sacha sauda latest news “, to dig out latest available on internet.
At around 1:00 PM, people sitting on the sides of the roads, came on to the roads, blocking traffic completely.
At around 2:30 People were seen running towards the court premises on receiving some information or message.
At around 3:00 PM police seems to be acting according to the warnings by the Court. Through checking of vehicles was carried on, at the Chandigarh and Panchkula border. Rapid action force had been deployed in the sensitive areas, and there were news of electricity being suspended in the residential areas of the Panchkula also, which is adding to terror of the local residents.
At around 3:05 Finally Ram Rahim convicted and sent to jail in Ambala.
Punishment will be pronounced on 28th August 2017, when it will be clear how long he is going to stay in Jail and how much fine will be imposed on him. He may go in for as long as 7 years of imprisonment.
At around 3:20 > There were gun shots fired and police and Army vehicles were seen running towards ground zero. Situation seems to be tense, even media persons were cornered and helicopters were seen flying over the court premises.
At Around 4:00 : Police party which was lesser in number started retrieving .Media’s van were also set on fire by the rioters. This is the time when some firing shots were also heard. Tear gas shells were also fired to disperse the Dera rioters. Brave TV news channel reports keep on reporting although their own life was in danger.
Section 144 imposed in Noida
Violence erupted in other states as well. We all have seen burning Panchkula , now it is the turn of Sirsa, Bathinda, Moga, and Delhi as well. There are reports of burning of few buses in Delhi. Army was deployed very late in Panchkula and other parts as well. Total death toll has risen to 28 and around 180 people have been reported injured and have been given treatment in various hospitals in Panchkula.