Panchkula has been flooded with followers of Gurmeet Ram Rahim ahead of the CBI court verdict on August 25 in the rape case.
The CBI judge will be announcing the verdict on 25th at the district court in Panchkula.
The district administration is all set with high security and is leaving no stone un turned in the same. The security has been tightened in Panchkula with police frisking the followers at all entry points to the town.
Followers have been gathering at the Sector 23 Nam Charcha Ghar since the court has announced that the verdict will be .
The Panchkula police have barricaded Sector 1 and have also closed the road dividing Sectors 1 and 2. Advocates, litigants and the public are facing inconvenience due to security arrangements.The entry from Majri Chowk and Old Panchkula Chowk to Sector 1 has been closed by the police. People coming from Barwala and Ramgarh have to travel 3 km extra to reach Panchkula.The Panchkula District Courts Bar Association has decided to suspend work in the Panchkula District Courts from August 23 to 25.
Panchkula MLA Gian Chand Gupta has appealed to the dera supporters to cooperate in maintaining peace and not to spoil the environment by any means.
Security personnel have been holding flag marches at various places. As a precautionary measure, Chandigarh Police have barred the use of escalators at the local railway station.