first_imgFollowing the conviction of Gurmeet Ram Rahim in a rape case, arson was reported from various parts in the national Capital. An alert was also sounded on the outskirts of Delhi in Ghaziabad and Noida, where section 144 was imposed.Areas of West Delhi, Outer Delhi and South-West Delhi remained tensed since Friday evening. A senior police officer said security in all bordering areas in Delhi has been stepped up.”An alert has been issued in all police stations and sufficient arrangements have been made to tackle any untoward incidents,” said a senior police officer from of outer Delhi.”Few properties were set on fire in areas of Khyala and Manglapuri in West Delhi. Two buses were set on fire in Jahangirpuri, two in Jyoti Nagar and one in Badarpur. Also, Rewa Express stationed in the yard at Anand Vihar railway station was set on fire after the verdict,” a senior police officer said.”In Khyala, we arrested two men. They tried to set a DTC bus on fire, but managed to burn only some seats. In Badarpur, some miscreants had barely set a seat on fire when local police prevented further arson. The situation is under control,” said Madhur Verma, Delhi Police PRO.In Punjab, Dera supporters set on fire Moga, Malout and Balluanna railway stations in Punjab. Dera protesters tried to torch a school in Rajpura in Patiala but police controlled the situation. There have been 64 instances of violence in Punjab till last reports came in. In Barnala, a telephone exchange was torched by Dera protesters in Chananwal village. A power house and the tehsil office was torched in Sangrur, Punjab.advertisementAs a precautionary measure, the government sounded an alert in all adjoining districts of Uttar Pradesh to ensure that the violence doesn’t spill over. Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh sent out a message asking all Punjabis to maintain peace and harmony in the state. He said he won’t allow anyone to disturb peace and tranquility.Curfew was imposed in Punjab’s Bathinda after reports of violence. Incidents of stone-pelting was reported at several places near the Dera ashram. Police resorted to lathicharge to disperse the crowd. Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and L-G Anil Baijal too urged everyone to stay calm and maintain peace.Also ReadRam Rahim verdict aftermath: Blood sport across 3 states in baba’s name Sakshi Maharaj embarasses BJP by supporting Ram Rahim, claims only 1 person against Dera chiefRam Rahim followers go on rampage in Haryana, Punjab after Dera Sacha Sauda chief gets convicted for rape; 30 deadlast_img

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