Ram Rahim verdict LIVE: Godman guilty of rape, big test for Haryana govt as violence by followers feared

Ahead of the CBI court’s verdict in the 15-year-old rape case, an unprecedented security cover was put in place across Punjab and Haryana.


  • Gurmeet Ram Rahim taken into custody.
  • Gurmeet Ram Rahim held guilty of rape. He faces 7 years in jail.
  • Verdict is being read out inside courtroom.
  • Proceedings begin in special CBI court in Panchkula.
  • Court asks police to file FIR against any politician who try to interfere in police duty.
  • Court asks police to use full force if Dera supporters try to enter court premises in Panchkula.
  • Haryana and Punjab High Court issues fresh directives to administration to maintain law and order.
  • We are ready to handle any situation arising out of court’s verdict in Gurmeet Ram Rahim’s rape case, says CM Khattar.
  • Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar appeals Dera supporters to maintain peace.
  • Security deployed for verdict, CRPF: 97 companies; Rapid Action Force: 16; Sashastra Seema Bal: 37; ITBP: 12; BSF 21; Standby: 10
  • Gurmeet Ram Rahim reaches Panchkula court.
  • Internet services suspended for 48 hours and Section 144 imposed in Sri Ganganagar, Rajasthan in the light of expected verdict in a rape case against Gurmeet Ram Rahim.
  • Gurmeet Ram Rahim to reach Panchkula court shortly.
  • Ram Rahim’s convoy reaches Chandigarh.
  • The high court reprimands Haryana government for laxity in dealing with the situation.
  • Ensure Gurmeet Ram Rahim appears before court today: Punjab and Haryana High Court tells Haryana government.
  • Hydraulic cranes deployed at Panchkula court.
  • Helicopters deployed for surveillance. Panchkula administration plan to press drone into service for surveillance before court proceedings start.
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