Ram Rahim Verdict: Use force if needed: Punjab & Haryana HC to Govt

Punjab & Haryana High Court has asked the Haryana government to use force if needed, file FIR against leaders if they make provocative statements. 

Meanwhile, amid heavy security, the 50-year-old Dera head left the sect-headquarters at Sirsa, about 260 km from Chandigarh, at about 9:am.

The Dera chief, who enjoys 'Z' category security, was travelling in a convoy that included several SUVs, to reach Panchkula, where the court is set to pronounce verdict in the case at around 2:30 p.m. 

As the Dera head left the sect headquarters at Sirsa, some of the followers standing on the roadside turned hysterical and held up the cavalcade for a few minutes. 

The followers, mostly young men, squatted on the road just in front of the cavalcade. However, the police immediately evicted them following which the Dera chief continued his onward journey to Panchkula.

News24 Bureau with inputs from IANS