New Delhi: Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was on Friday held guilty of rape by the Special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court.
The Panchkula CBI court will pronounce the quantum of sentence on August 28.
Elaborate security arrangements are in place around the district court in Panchkula ahead of the court verdict.
Ram Rahim arrived in a 200-car cavalcade this afternoon in the town of Panchkula where a court had ordered him present for its ruling. Major towns in Punjab and Haryana are in lockdown.
Ram Rahim (50) is being moved to a jail in Ambala, as per sources.
With tension mounting in Haryana’s Panchkula, Army was called in to deal with any situation along with other security forces. Curfew-like restrictions have been imposed in various areas in Punjab and Haryana, with educational institutions shut, trains cancelled and bus services disrupted.