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Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Reaches CBI Court In Panchkula, Verdict Shortly

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| August 25 , 2017 , 14:04 IST

Self-styled spiritual leader Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh has reached the CBI court, where the verdict will be passed on the 15-year-old rape case against him.

As he hears up for the verdict, his followers have taken the roads from Chandigarh to Panchkula. The army has been called in Punjab and Haryana to assist the security forces better control the situation.

Also the chief of spiritual organisation Deral Sacha Sauda (DSS), Singh was accused of raping two of his women followers at his sect headquarter in Haryana's Sirsa back in 2002. According to speculations, the case has been delayed by 15 years due to his political influence based on the sheer volume of his followers.

The Panchkula court in Haryana is expected to pass their verdict in the 2002 rape case against the 50-year-old god man on Friday.

In anticipation of a potential outrage, the police has already suspended the mobile services for 72 hours while trains directed towards Chandigarh have also been canceled.

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On Friday morning, the self-styled baba left his house to appear before the Panchkula CBI court for the verdict in a massive 200-car convoy. However, the verdict may differ depending on a gearing in Punjab Haryana High Court.

Talking to a media outlet, a senior police official said,“There are plenty of followers who are still camping in the city and refusing to leave. The forces have been instructed to evacuate them in buses and drop them beyond the city limits, without the use of force or violence. If the high court declares it a failure of the administration, then the CBI court hearing may get deferred to next week.”

The followers have swamped the road blocking the self-styled godman's convoy to the court.

Almost 55 companies of central paramilitary forces and Army has been called in the states. Also, 23 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) companies, have also been recalled from Srinagar.

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While all mobile services have been suspended in the states, schools, colleges, offices and even local shops have also been instructed to remain shut in anticipation of a riot like situation bursting out.