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Gurmeet Ram Rahim Case: 500 Dera Followers Detained After Violence

Edited By: Nitya Thirumalai

News18.com

Last Updated: August 26, 2017, 01:33 IST

Policemen patrol past a vehicle vandalized by Dera Sacha Sauda sect members in Panchkula. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

Policemen patrol past a vehicle vandalized by Dera Sacha Sauda sect members in Panchkula. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh's followers have gone on a rampage in three states after the sect chief was found guilty of rape.

At least 32 people were killed and more than 350 sustained injuries as Panchkula turned into a virtual warzone after Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was found guilty of rape by a CBI court on Friday. The followers of the godman have gone on a rampage in three states. The rioters torched at least two railway stations, a power grid and petrol pumps in Haryana. In Delhi, a train was set on fire in Anand Vihar and two buses were also torched. Media persons, including News18 staff, came under attack. The government’s claims of keeping the situation under control fell flat.

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