The trial of a so called Indian “godman” blamed for assault has set off a security lockdown, with police shutting schools and changing over a cricket stadium into a prison in the event that his supporters emit into viciousness in the event that he is discovered blameworthy.
An immense number of Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh’s supporters have begun assembling close to the court in the territory of Punjab, where he is on trial for striking two women in cases that backpedal to 2002, decision pending for Friday.
“The verdict could lead to potential large-scale unrest and violence,” Ajay Kumar, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Law and Order, in Panchkula city, told Reuters.
Singh, a brawny, whiskery man who has scripted and featured in his own particular movies, charges a close reverential after – he asserts in the millions – in the northern states of Punjab and Haryana, where his Dera Sacha Sauda amass is based. Denies all charges against him.
“He is God for us. We cannot do anything without him. A God does not do harm to anyone,” said a staunch female devotee in Sirsa.
“We will block mobile internet services if needed as concerns spread over the stockpiling of weapons including lathis (wooden sticks) at the different prayer centers,” Kumar exasperated in retaliation.
The top local security organization is exploring whether Singh persuaded 400 of his male adherents to experience mutilation, affirmations he denies. Reasons like guarantees of ending up nearer to God, were given to pacify those men.
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