Ram Rahim verdict violence: Rajnath hold high level meeting

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New Delhi, Aug 26, 2017: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday holds a high level meeting to review the security situation in Haryana following the violence that erupted after the Dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim’s conviction in a rape case, claiming the lives of 30 people.

National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval, Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi, Intelligence Bureau (IB) chief Rajiv Jain and other Home Ministry officials attended the meeting at Rajnath’s residence.

After a CBI court’s verdict on Friday, the Dera supporters went berserk setting ablaze vehicles and damaging properties in Haryana’s Panchkula town. Following which, the security forces opened fire to control the mob.

The followers of the godman have torched at least two railway stations, a power grid and petrol pumps in Haryana. While in Delhi, a train has been set on fire in Anand Vihar and two buses have also been torched. Media persons have also been attacked.

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