Under the supervision of a court commissioner appointed by the Punjab and Haryana High Court, Computers of Dera Sacha Sauda were checked and hard disks removed or altered before the sect’s headquarters at Sirsa were searched.
The Sirsa police seized 60 such hard disks on the information provided by Vineet Kumar, the dera’s IT head, who was arrested today.
While accompanying the search teams earlier, he had been evasive in his replies, rousing suspicion. He was summoned by the police for questioning on Monday.
“During interrogation, he spilled the beans, confessing that the dera authorities had changed several hard disks before the search operation. A bag containing 60 such disks was found on the basis of inputs provided by him,” said a senior police officer.
The police also arrested the driver of the Lexus SUV car belonging to the dera. “Harmel Singh, who was arrested from Rajasthan, has been booked him under Sections 435, 201 and 120-B of the IPC for causing damage and destroying evidence,” police sources said. He tried to mislead the police, claiming the SUV had caught fire because of a chemical kept inside.