Huge Cache of Arms recovered from Dera Sacha Sauda Head quarters

SIRSA, Sep 04 : The HaryanaPolice on Monday recovered a huge cache of ultra-modern arms and ammunition from the headquarters of Dera Sacha Sauda in Haryana’s Sirsa.

They recovered 33 licensed arms, which include 9-mm pistols, several single and double-barrel rifles and a modified carbine.

Dinesh Kumar, Sirsa Sadar SHO, confirmed that these arms were recovered from the Dera premises.

He said that soon after Ram Rahim’s conviction, their target was to recover all licensed as well as illegal arms from the Dera chief’s followers.

“All followers inside the Dera posses such weapons.

Sadar station house officer (SHO) Dinesh Kumar said, “There are 67 licensed weapons in the name of Dera Sacha Sauda.

We got information from the dera administration that it has collected 33 of them and that we should take them from its office. They (the dera followers) modified the .315-bore rifle so that it looks better.”

Asked about the remaining 34 weapons with the dera, he said, “We have asked the dera administration to deposit the rest of the weapons as soon as possible else the police will take action according to the law.”

Sources said dera chairperson Vipassana Insan has urged followers to deposit their weapons with the police.

The police have given strict orders that an action would be taken against those found possessing such weapons,” he said.

Earlier yesterday, a Dera Sacha Sauda follower allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself at Haryana’s Ambala Jail.

Ravindra, a resident of Uttar Pradesh’s Sarsawa, was arrested in Panchkula on August 25 when Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was convicted in a rape case.

The Dera Chief was convicted by a CBI court in Panchkula on August 25 following which violence had erupted in Haryana and neighboring states. 38 people were killed and around 250 injured in the violence.

The Haryana Police had also arrested many Dera followers for creating a ruckus post Ram Rahim’s conviction.

Earlier on August 28, a CBI court awarded a 20-year jail term to the Dera Sacha Sauda chief in connection with two rape cases. The term in both cases is concurrent, forming an effective term of 10 years.

 

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