Curfew-like restrictions have been imposed in Chandigarh, Panchkula and Sirsa, a day ahead of the crucial judgement against Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh by a special CBI court in Panchkula. Prohibitory orders under Section 144 have been imposed in sensitive districts of Punjab and Haryana. The educational institutions are shut for the next two days. The Dera chief was charged with rape of two female devotees. Ram Rahim has denied these charges. The Centre is closely monitoring the situation.