Chandigarh, January 16: The violence following the conviction of Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh in the rape case resulted in Haryana suffering a loss of over Rs 126 crore. The loss includes damage to public and private property, revenue loss to various departments and expenses incurred on security. The special CBI court in Panchkula had on August 25, 2017 convicted Gurmeet Ram Rahim in 2002 rape cases.
As per the revised gist of claims and losses incurred during the violence, the state has suffered a loss of Rs 126,68,71,700 in all the districts. Among all the violence-hit districts, Ambala suffered the maximum loss of Rs 46.84 crore, the Times of India reported.
It was followed by Fatehabad which suffered a loss of Rs 14.87 crore due to revenue loss and money spent on resources used to control the situation. There was no damage to public or private property in Fatehabad. (Also Read: Honeypreet Insan Planned Panchkula Violence to Topple Khattar Government)
The third district is Sirsa, which houses the dera headquarters, suffered a loss of Rs 13.57 crore. Panchkula was the epicentre of violence and it witnessed maximum violence which resulted in the death of 36 people in police firing, suffered losses worth Rs 10.57 crore.
Some of the districts, including Hisar, Jhajjar, Rewari, Narnaul (Mohindergarh), Palwal, Jind, Nuh and Yamunanagar, did not suffer any losses. (Also Read: ‘Will Wipe Off India From World Map’: Honeypreet Confesses Role in Panchkula Violence)
The Haryana advocate general has submitted the details to the Punjab and Haryana high court, which is hearing a matter related to the violence. The details have been submitted to the court in the wake of an on-going petition filed by advocate Ravinder Singh Dhull.
On the basis of the petition, the high court had issued several directions regarding maintenance of law and order in Punjab and Haryana ahead of Gurmeet’s rape conviction.