August 26, 2017 12:29 IST

Army moves in to vacate Dera headquarters in Sirsa

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Army and paramilitary forces moved in to get the Dera Sacha Sauda headquarters vacated near Sirsa town in Haryana on Saturday, a day after the sect chief was convicted of rape, sparking large-scale violence by his supporters.
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There are still thousands of Dera followers inside the sect headquarters, around 260 km from here, sources said.
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On Friday, tens of thousands of supporters of Dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh went on the rampage in Haryana and Punjab, to vent their anger against the court verdict.