The Hush Post: With three more Dera Sacha Sauda followers turning police witnesses in cases related to last year’s Dera–related violence in Panchkula, a total of 99 persons have turned police witnesses, the supplementary challan filed by the police has revealed.
The three eye witnesses, Pyare Lal, Usha Kumari, Karamvir Singh have said that they got calls from the dera headquarters in Sirsa. Usha Kumar a long-time dera functionary from Ratia in Fatehabad, said dera chairperson Vipassana called her to stock arsenal in vehicles carrying dera followers to Panchkula.
Usha claimed that she stayed back at home due to fear and passed on the message to dera’s Ratia block in-charge Pyare Lal. To corroborate her statement, the police roped in Pyare Lal as a witness who confessed to have sent people in vehicles arranged by him and his supporters, but chose not to send arsenal.
Karamvir Singh, a carpenter from Jind, has said that he was part of the crowd in Panchkula’s Sector 5 that day and saw the dera chief’s close aides Aditya Insan and Pawan Insan instigating the crowd after the court held Ram Rahim guilty of rape. Dera head Gurmeet Ram Rahim’s adopted daughter Honeypreet is among others accused in the case.