- Searches in the 800-acre campus began this morning
- Bomb sqauds, commandos and fire trucks are on alert
- The mansion where Ram Rahim lived will also be searched
In the first two hours, a large amount of cash including plastic money, banned currency, hard discs and computers were seized and two rooms were sealed at the Dera Sacha Sauda sect's headquarters covering around 800 acres. Officials say five people have been rescued from the Dera, including two minors.
Bomb squads, commandos, ambulances and fire trucks are on alert for a court-ordered search led by former judge AKS Pawar, who has also taken along 70 witnesses.
A pink building known to be Ram Rahim's notorious "Gufa (cave)" - the house where the women were raped - will be searched.
"The Dera premises is a very huge area and it will take time to complete the entire process," Haryana police chief BS Sandhu said.
Besides the bomb squad, 40 SWAT commandos, central forces and a dog squad is on alert.
Large-scale violence broke out in Panchkula and Sirsa after the Ram Rahim was declared guilty of rape on August 25. The police say 38 people died in rioting by mobs of Dera supporters.
Since then, over 100 Namcharcha Ghars or convention halls of the Dera across Haryana have been searched and locked up. The police say weapons were found in some of the centres.
Ram Rahim's closest aides Honeypreet Insan and Aditya Insan are being hunted by the police, who have carried out raids in Mumbai and areas near Nepal.
Honeypreet, who was last seen when she accompanied Ram Rahim in a government chopper to a jail in Rohtak, calls herself the "adopted daughter" of the Dera chief and "Papa's angel". She has been accused of conspiring to help Ram Rahim escape after his conviction.
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