Self-declared spiritual guru Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh has been found guilty of raping two women followers in 2002. He will be sentenced on Monday. Ram Rahim arrived in a 200-car cavalcade this afternoon in the town of Panchkula where a court had ordered him present for its ruling.
Fearing riots after a court today decides if self-styled spiritual guru Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh is guilty of rape, the government of Haryana has cut off mobile internet services and asked for the army to be ready to intervene if required. Just short of the court in the small town of Panchkula which will deliver the verdict, formidable groups of his followers have gathered on both sides of the road. The police in Panchkula, barely 10 km from Chandigarh, is easily out-numbered, despite claims of elaborate precautions.