Rohtak, December 6: The Special Investigation Team (SIT) deployed to probe the Rohtak riots case that took place on August 25 in Panchkula and Sirsa after the arrest of Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh today questioned the Dera Sacha Sauda Chief. The violence left 41 people dead and more than 100 others were injured.

A report suggests that the SIT went ahead at the prison with 275 questions to interrogate Ram Rahim who has been lodged at the high-security prison since August.

“The SIT questioned the Dera head inside Sunaria jail,” Panchkula’s Deputy Commissioner of Police, Manbir Singh, said over the phone.

Manbir Singh who was also present during the interrogation said that the Dera chief had been questioned in connection with the incidents of violence. The DCP, however, did not divulge what questions had been put to the Dera chief.

“On Wednesday evening, the SIT team returned to Chandigarh,” he said.

Ram Rahim was sentenced to 20 yeas in prison for raping two of his female disciples.

On November 28, the SIT filed a charge sheet against Honeypreet Insan, who claims to be the sect chief’s adopted daughter, and 14 others in connection with the August 25 violence in Panchkula and Sirsa following the Dera chief’s conviction.

The violence had left 41 people dead and scores injured.

Honeypreet and 11 others have been charged with sedition and criminal conspiracy, besides being booked for various offences under the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

According to the Haryana Police, as many as 173 FIRs with nearly 1,000 Dera followers as accused have been filed for attacking security forces and damaging public properties.