- Ram Rahim, convicted of rape, will be sentenced on Monday
- Judge who gave verdict will be taken to Rohtak jail for court proceedings
- 36 people killed, 250 injured in violence after verdict on Dera chief
Border Security Force (BSF) and Haryana police personnel are stationed around the Sanoria jail, which is 10 km from Rohtak city, and on the roads leading up to it. Top Rohtak police officer Navdeep Singh Virk, told NDTV that a total 28 paramilitary companies have been requested for security in the city ahead of Ram Rahim's sentencing and 23 have already been stationed; 5 are on their way. He asserted that the Haryana Police does not see the need for Army assistance.
The district administration has however has sought the help of the Army, which is on standby.
Over a lakh of Ram Rahim's followers had converged in Panchkula ahead of Friday's verdict. Mr Virk said that there are no reports yet of Dera followers coming into Rohtak in large numbers as they had done in Panchkula, with the police sealing more than 30 centres of the Dera across the state and taking functionaries who could mobilise mobs into preventive custody.
Court proceedings will be held at the prison. The centre has instructed the Haryana government to provide the highest level of security to Judge Jagdeep Singh, who convicted Ram Rahim on Friday.
The Army is still stationed in Sirsa.
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