Haryana Government today said peace is prevailing throughout the state and no incident has occurred anywhere after 6.30 pm yesterday. Chief Secretary, Mr. D.S. Dhesi, said curfew has been relaxed in Sirsa and Panchkula, and all security arrangements have been made ahead of the announcement of the quantum of sentence to the Dera Sacha Sauda chief, Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, by the CBI court on Monday. He said that 101 companies of paramilitary have been deployed in the state and six columns of the Army have been deployed in Panchkula, and four in Sirsa.
Addressing a joint press conference with the Additional Chief Secretary, Home, Mr. Ram Niwas, and Director General of Police, Mr. B.S. Sandhu at Chandigarh today, Mr Dhesi said that total 8 FIRs including two cases of sedition have been registered against Dera supporters and 524 persons arrests have been made.
He said that police have recovered one AK47 rifle and one Mauser from a vehicle of a Dera follower, and two rifles and five pistols from another vehicle during the operations. Eight different FIRs have been registered against the Dera followers.
Haryana government today said that there in no plan to send Army in the Dera Sachha Sauda headquarter in Sirsa. Chief Secretary D S Dhesi said in Chandigarh that reports by some news channels about sending Army in Dera are not based on facts. Major General R L Poonia also clarified at Sirsa in a press conference today that Army has not entered the Dera. He said that Army had staged a flag march upto Dera headquarters and appealed to the people to leave the premises and not to indulge in any unlawful activity.