Security beef up ahead of the Aug 25 verdict of the CBI court in the rape case against Dera Saccha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh in Amritsar on Aug 25, 2017.

New Delhi, Aug 25 : Six army columns were deployed in Haryana's Panchkula on Friday after violence erupted following the verdict convicting Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh in a rape case, said army sources.

Army columns were also on stand-by in Sirsa, where the sect's headquarters is located, for "quick reaction", the sources said.


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