New Delhi, Sep 15: Dilawar Singh Insaan, a close aide of Gurmeet Ram Rahim has been sent to 7-day police custody. Dilawar has been charged with inciting violence that broke out after the rape conviction of the Dera chief, killing at least 40, the police added.
A key Dera Sacha Sauda functionary has been arrested in connection with the violence that broke out after the conviction of the sect's chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, the Haryana Police said.
Dilawar Insaan has been arrested from Panipat.
He had gone underground after the conviction of Ram Rahim in a rape cases by special CBI court on August 25, following which large-scale violence broke out in Panchkula and Sirsa leaving at least 40 people dead.
Dilawar was a spokesperson of the dera.
A case under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code, including sedition, has been registered against him by the Haryana Police.
News24Bureau with Agencies