Prohibitory orders in Delhi were imposed after 12 buses and 2 train coaches were torched after mob got agitated over Dera Chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim conviction on rape charges, which were filed in 2002. 12 Buses were allegedly torched by supporters of Dera Sacha Chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim in various areas of the National capital. He said suspects were possibly supporters of Dera sect and CCTV videos are being investigated.
According to him situation in Delhi was under control and requested people to co-operate in maintaining law and order situation in Delhi. Section 144 has been imposed in almost all parts of Delhi and surrounding areas, including Noida and Ghaziabad.
The prohibitory orders in Delhi will remain in place till further orders, Verma said. Verma said there was no more gathering of supporters of the Dera chief in Delhi. Additional forces have been deployed across Delhi and police were patrolling areas till late night.
Delhi Police chief Amulya Patnaik said “strict legal action will be taken against miscreants for any violation” as adequate police arrangements were in place and law and order situation in the capital was “under control”.