Operation to search Dera Sacha Sauda HQ in Sirsa under way

Posted September 11, 2017

Every building in Dera campus has a flashy photo of the Dera chief. An illegal factory used to make crackers has been found in the Dera premises.

Govind, a senior member of the Dera Sacha Sauda, was present at the Hafed Chowk, the epicentre of the violence in Panchkula on August 25, the police said on Sunday, adding that he has been accused of inciting violence. "The search operation continued till today and the process is complete now", Haryana government's Public Relations Department Deputy Director, Satish Mehra told reporters here this evening.

Officials said that five boys were found inside the Dera premises, of which two were minors. "We will ask these men to join the investigation", the officer said. The mud was filled in the fiber tunnel.

Dera Sachha Sauda's Chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim was convicted guilty by the CBI Special Court in Panchkula on 25 August in the rape case of two Sadhvis from his Ashram.

An unregistered luxury auto and some banned currency notes were yesterday seized from the dera of Singh during the sanitisation exercise which also involved forensic examination of his so-called cave where he allegedly used to sexually exploit women.

JCB machines, locksmiths, forensic experts and dog squads were called in on Friday to assist in the comprehensive search.

The local administration had banned mobile Internet services, including SMSes, in Sirsa district till September 10.

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On the instructions of the Punjab and Haryana High Court yesterday the search of Dera campus was started.

Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP), Ghanshyam Chaurasiya, confirmed the arrival of two Haryana Police personnel at Gaurifanta border in Kheri.

The Dera has been divided into ten zones for the goal of sanitization and searches, with each zone under the control of a senior officer. He had held long discussions with top officials of the civil and police administration and made it clear that no disruption should be allowed in the operation. Bomb disposal squads and commandos were also deployed as a preventive measure.

All roads leading to the headquarters from Sirsa and nearby places were sealed.

The motive behind the search operation is to ascertain the total worth of Dera assets across the state of Haryana.

The Dera premises comprised of a heart-shaped multi-specialty hospital, along with a luxury resort housed in a ship-shaped structure. 38 people were killed and around 250 injured in the violence.