Rajnath Reviews Security Situation In Haryana, Other States

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Addressing a Press conference, Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh said 19 potential trouble makers had been taken into preventive custody and the crackdown would continue ahead of the sentencing.

Asked whether the Haryana Government had failed to control the situation, Mehrishi said, "In an ongoing situation we can not blame anyone".

Hooda also said that people have lost faith from this government, adding, "There is no law and order in the state". Foolproof measures were being taken to ensure the peaceful cremation of the seven killed in the violence. I will not allow violence of any form in any sector in Punjab.

Defending his government on not preventing the build up of followers from Punjab into Panchkula, he said: "Did Khattar call me up to stop people from entering Panchkula or his director general of police call up his Punjab counterpart or his chief secretary call up Punjab chief secretary?"

In the same breath, Khaira castigated the Haryana and Punjab governments for failing to maintain law and order after the verdict against the Dera chief was pronounced. "We are in touch with the Western Command and the south western command", the Chief Minister said.

Ruling BJP government has failed to restrict and control the violent mobs.

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He also said that people are scared and there is a panic like situation in the state.

Sirsa, home to Dera Sacha Sauda's chief Ram Rahim is already under curfew.

Captain Amarinder disclosed that curfew had been lifted in three districts (Muktsar, Fairdkot and Sangrur) of the state and relaxed in the other areas where it was imposed yesterday. "Additional security forces have been deployed in sensitive areas with large number of Dera supporters and patrolling has been strengthened", the spokesperson said.

- Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged officials to work round the clock to restore normalcy and provide all possible assistance that is required.

- Madhur Verma of Delhi Police confirmed that Dera Sacha Sauda followers tried to create mischief, following which a case has been registered.

- Passengers have been stranded at Bathinda railway station due to curfew imposed in Punjab.