LIVE: Baba Ram Rahim leaves for Panchkula court

Haryana: Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh has left from Sirsa for Panchkula court. CBI court is set to deliver its verdict in rape case against him.

Meanwhile, the Chandigarh Police tonight warned Dera Sacha Sauda followers of stern action if they try to enter the Union Territory.

An estimated 1.5 lakh Dera followers including men, women and children have gathered in Panchkula, where a CBI court is set to deliver its verdict in a rape case against Dera Sacha Sauda head Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh tomorrow. 

The police maintained that it was on a high alert.

"No Dera follower will be allowed to enter Chandigarh," the police said in a statement. 

"If they (Dera followers) try to enter Chandigarh, stern action will be taken as per the law," officials said. 

Prohibitory order under section 144 has also been imposed in the city, they said, adding Chandigarh has already been  declared sensitive as thousands of Dera followers have gathered in Panchkula. 

Security personnel are also making an appeal to Dera followers to evacuate Panchkula.

Despite Dera head Gurmeet Ram Rahim making an appeal to his followers to leave Panchkula, many of them have refused to relent and kept sitting along side roads and parks there. 

Since mobile internet and data services have been suspended in Haryana, Punjab and Chandigarh, Dera followers complained of being unable to see the video clip of the sect head making an appeal to return to their homes.

News24 Bureau/ with inputs from PTI