The Punjab and Haryana High Court will on Wednesday hear a case on the on August 25 violence that erupted in Panchkula and Sirsa in the aftermath of the CBI court convicting Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh in two 15-year-old rape cases.
The violence and arson in Panchkula, Sirsa and several other places in Haryana and Punjab left as many as 38 people dead and several injured, along with huge loss of property.
Dera violence: Haryana minister Anil Vij demands Rs 10 lakh compensation, jobs for kin of those killed
The Haryana government will submit its report on the search and seizures carried out in the premises of sect headquarters in Sirsa before the court.
The judicial commission formed for the three-day long ‘sanitisation’ of the Dera headquarters will also submit its report before the court.
The court will also hear the plea filed in connection with the compensation to be paid by the Dera Sacha Sauda for the loss of public property in arson and violence caused by sect’s followers on August 25, and also regarding the non-payment of compensation to the kin of those killed in the violence.
The state government will submit its response in all the cases filed in connection with the violence and arson following Ram Rahim’s conviction.
Angry over the Dera followers resorting to violence and arson, the CBI court had directed that the losses will be recovered from the Dera.
Following the conviction of Ram Rahim, a mammoth three-day long sanitisation of the Dera headquarters in Sirsa was carried out by the state authorities.
Secret tunnels, including one which linked jailed sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh's plush residence with female disciples' hostel, an empty box of AK-47 cartridges, an illegal firecracker factory were among the shocking detections made during the search operations.