High alert issued in Delhi, Noida as violence breaks out after court’s verdict on Gurmeet Ram Rahim

Delhi was on Friday put on high alert in the wake of incidents of violence in Haryana following the conviction of Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh in a rape case, police said.

The authorities imposed prohibitory orders in the national capital barring the assembly of more than four people in the wake of large-scale violence in neighbouring Haryana and Punjab.

Deputy Commissioner of Police Madhur Verma tweeted that Section 144 CrPc has been imposed in 11 police districts, including New Delhi area.

The areas excluded are: Central and North police districts.

The prohibitory orders come after supporters of Dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim indulged in large-scale violence in Haryana and Punjab following his conviction in a rape case earlier in the day

A senior police officer said that even though there have been no specific inputs of Dera followers planning to create trouble here, security has been beefed up in the national capital as a precautionary measure.

The security in areas bordering Haryana has also been heightened, the police said.

Source: zee news