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Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Case: Section 144 Imposed Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Rajasthan districts

According to a spokesperson of the home ministry, Section 144 of CrPC has been imposed in nine districts of Uttar Pradesh namely Meerut, Saharanpur, Samli, Muzaffarnagar, Ghaziabad, Gautam Buddha, Bulandshahar, Baghpat and Hapur.

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Updated:August 26, 2017, 9:08 AM IST
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Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Case: Section 144 Imposed Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Rajasthan districts
A member of the security force walks towards a burning vehicle during violence in Panchkula. (Photo: REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton)
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New Delhi: Prohibitory orders have been imposed in all but two districts of Delhi, nine districts of Uttar Pradesh and a district of Rajasthan following widespread violence in Haryana and other places after the conviction of Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh in a rape case.

Official sources said no casualty has been reported from Delhi, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh, adding that no curfew has been imposed in these regions.

According to a spokesperson of the home ministry, Section 144 of CrPC has been imposed in nine districts of Uttar Pradesh namely Meerut, Saharanpur, Samli, Muzaffarnagar, Ghaziabad, Gautam Buddha, Bulandshahar, Baghpat and Hapur. Under the section, assembly of five or more persons is prohibited.

The situation in Uttar Pradesh is under control, the spokesperson said.

According to the command room in Delhi, section 144 CrPC has been imposed in all districts of the national capital, except central and north districts, he said.

In Rajasthan, as per state DGP control room in Jaipur, prohibitory orders have been imposed in Hanumangarh district, the spokesperson said.

Besides, three to four unidentified persons set ablaze office of station master at Bohra Railway Station in Kota rural district, where the situation is now under control, he added.

Maverick self-styled godman Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was convicted of rape by a court in Punchkula, triggering widespread violence and arson in Haryana where 31 people were killed and over 350 injured.
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