Ram Rahim Convicted: Dera Violence Spreads To Delhi, Parts Of North-India

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| August 25 , 2017 , 18:19 IST

As violence consume Punjab, Haryana following the CBI court's verdict in the 2002 rape case against the spiritual leader and Dera Sacha Sauda Chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, the violence spread to the nation's capital Delhi as protesters set a train at Anand Vihar railway station.

Two train bogies and two DTC buses were set on fire here on Friday, against the backdrop of violence in neighbouring Haryana and Punjab after the conviction of Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh in a rape case. Police however did not confirm if his supporters were responsible for the incidents.

Two bogies of a train standing in a yard of Anand Vihar Railway Station in east Delhi caught fire on Friday, but the blaze was soon brought under control. Deputy Commissioner of Police Parwaiz Ahmed said 'prima facie' it did not appear to be related to the verdict in the case against Ram Rahim.

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Two Delhi Transport Corporation buses were set on fire in Rohini area of north Delhi. Fire department officials said they received a call at 4.48 p.m. about the buses being burnt, and the fire has been controlled.

The Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal tweeted, "I urge everyone to stay calm and maintain peace."

No one was reported injured in either of the incidents however, Delhi Police had been asked to stay on high alert ahead of the verdict.