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Tensions escalate as 1,500 followers reach Dera Salabpura after leader's murder

Sukhmeet Bhasin
Press Reporter News Service
Bathinda, November 22

Tensions escalated as round 1,500 Dera Sacha Sauda followers gathered at Salabatpura, the most important dera and state headquarters of the Sirsa-based sect in Punjab, after the homicide of distinguished member Manohar Lal at Bhagta Bhaika on Friday.

Varied wings of the dera have additionally taken cost of offering langar to them.

The followers are adamant that they might not cremate Lal’s physique until the accused are arrested by the police.

On Saturday, after conducting a autopsy, dera followers took the physique to their Salabatpura Dera from the civil hospital. The district administration tried to pacify the followers and even held a gathering with 45 members committee of the dera. SSP Bhupinder Singh Virk finally left because the talks failed to succeed in any conclusion.

The followers have additionally blocked the Barnala-Bhagta predominant street and began an indefinite protest preserving the physique of the deceased in a freezer on the protest website.

Dera Sacha Sauda Sirsa senior vice chairman Jagjit Singh, Political wing members Baljinder Singh, Balraj Singh, Paramjit Singh, Avtar Singh, Ravi Kumar and others had been seen current on the protest.

Sensing a state of affairs going out of hand in case of a standoff between dera and district administration, sources stated that police has demanded an inventory of weapon licenses of the dera followers.

Furthermore, Sukha Gill Lamme group which had taken duty for the killing of a dera member has posted one other publish on Fb. Within the publish, he has said that “Let those that are holding a dharna in Salabatpura additionally inform what nice deed he had completed that they’re holding dharma. He didn’t one however 4 sacrilege. We’re not in opposition to dera followers or any faith, our enemy is the one who’s in opposition to the Sikh neighborhood and who disrespects our Guru. We are going to do the identical with anybody who will do that if Guru Sahib provides me one other likelihood, I’ll do it once more”.

Police deployment has additionally been intensified within the area as Dera Sacha Sauda has an enormous presence within the area and the state headquarters of the Dera Sacha Sauda can also be positioned at Salabatpura in Rampura space.

In August 2015, many incidents of violence had been reported within the area when the CBI courtroom convicted dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh.

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