Chandigarh: In a shocking revelation came to light, a tunnel and a passageway connecting Gurmeet Singh’s quarters to the hostel of his female disciples were found by the security agencies.
A fiber tunnel too has been located during the search of the dera. The fiber tunnel is filled with mud.
The premises, where the sect chief lived, known as the “gufa” (cave), is itself spread over an area of nearly 100 acres. It is said to have ultra-luxury facilities.
An illegal explosive factory used to make crackers also found inside Gurmeet Singh’s Dera Sacha Sauda headquarters near Haryana’s Sirsa on the second day of a search operation.
85 cartons of explosive material were recovered from the premises, which members of Gurmeet Singh’s Dera Sacha Sauda sect say were to be used to make firecrackers. The factory has been sealed and a forensic team is examining the nature of the explosives.
During the ongoing search, an empty box for cartridges of AK 47 was also recovered.
It houses a stadium, a hospital, educational institutions, luxury resort, bungalows, and markets. Hundreds of people and sect followers permanently live and work in the mini-township.
The search was being conducted under the supervision of court commissioner AKS Pawar appointed by the Punjab and Haryana High Courts. Forty-one paramilitary companies, four Army columns, cops from as many districts, a SWAT team, and a dog squad have been deployed for the search of the Dera headquarters.