The situation in Sirsa remained tense but under control, according to police. "Police have detained 15 anti-social elements since last night," Sirsa Superintendent of Police Ashwin Shenvi told news agency PTI.
Another senior police official said that the authorities have appealed the Dera followers to vacate the compound of sect headquarters.
Army has taken control of the area after two people died in Sirsa yesterday following violence triggered by the conviction of Dera Sacha Sauda head Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh in a rape case.
Arson by the frenzied followers of the head of Dera Sacha Sauda was also witnessed in some parts of Delhi, Punjab and Rajasthan within a few hours of the pronouncement of the judgement by the CBI court in the 2002 case.