Centre rushes 1,200 paramilitary personnel to Punjab, Haryana
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Last Updated: Sunday, February 28, 2010, 15:13
New Delhi: The Centre on Sunday rushed about 1,200 paramilitary personnel to Punjab and Haryana, hit by violence following filing of a fresh murder case against Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh.

"We have sent central paramilitary forces, 12 companies to Punjab and Haryana to take care of the situation. Strict instructions have been given to the state governments to take severe action against those breaking law and order," Union Home Secretary G K Pillai told reporters here.

He said the Home Minister P Chidambaram is aware of the development.

"We have also kept Prime Minister Manmohan Singh informed," Pillai said.

Resenting the filing of a murder case against the Dera Sacha Sauda head by the CBI, sect supporters last evening went on a rampage setting ablaze four trains and around 37 vehicles, including 27 buses, and vandalising property in several places in the two states.


First Published: Sunday, February 28, 2010, 15:13

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