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Panchkula violence: Close aide of Gurmeet Ram Rahim arrested in Sonipat

Panchkula violence: Close aide of Gurmeet Ram Rahim arrested in Sonipat

Sonipat (Haryana) [India]: The Haryana Police on Thursday arrested Dilawar Singh Insan, a close aide of Gurmeet Ram Rahim from Sonipat, for his involvement in Panchkula violence that unleashed after the Dera Sacha Sauda chief was convicted in a rape case.

On August 25, the Special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court, Panchkula, convicted the Dera chief in two rape cases of 2002, after which violence unleashed in Haryana and Punjab, claiming at least 36 lives.

The self-styled godman has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.

Recently, three-day long search operations were also conducted at Sirsa’s Dera Sacha Sauda headquarters.

A skin bank running inside Dera Sacha Sauda headquarters without license was sealed in the search operation.

Earlier, the search operations revealed the existence of an illegal explosives factory and firecrackers, which were promptly sealed.

A luxury car, computers, hard disks and plastic currency has already been seized from the Dera over the first two days. (ANI)