Gurmeet Ram Rahim's 90 Dera bank accounts frozen. Only Rs 68 crore found
The Haryana government has frozen over 90 Dera bank accounts, in a renewed haul against the jailed self-proclaimed Godman Gurmeet Ram Rahim and his bastion Dera Sacha Sauda.
In continuing actions against Gurmeet Ram Rahim and his bastion Dera Sacha Sauda, the Haryana government, acting on the orders of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, has frozen its 90 bank accounts in Sirsa.
Not sparing Papa's Angel Honeypreet Insan, the government sealed her OBC bank account, while another with HDFC is yet to be sealed.
The exact balance of all 90 accounts is not known, but nearly Rs 68 crore was found cumulatively in three Dera bank accounts. (The bank accounts in question here are all under the name of the Dera trust.)
For a trust whose followers used to donate Rs 1 everyday, Rs 68 crore in three bank accounts does ring alarm bells for investigative agencies.
FUNDS FOR PANCHKULA ARSON
In another development, Dera Chairperson Vipassana Insan and the in-charge of the Panchkula Dera (Nam Charcha Ghar) Dr PR Nain are in the docks again for their conflicting statements regarding the violence that ensued in Panchkula after Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh's sentencing.
According to the police, Vipassana and Nain will be interrogated again and if their testimonies regarding the alleged conspired unrest in the state post Gurmeet's sentencing do not match, they'll be arrested.
Nain is accused of funding arson in the city by providing Rs 5 crore to a gang of goons ahead of the verdict in two rape cases against Gurmeet Ram Rahim.
On Tuesday night, the Panchkula Dera in-charge failed to reasonably answer the questions raised by the SIT in a three-hour-long cross examination. Nain has now sought some more time to appear before the investigating team on health grounds.
"Dr PR Nain was issued a notice and was asked to join the investigation. We cross-checked the statements given by Vipassana Insan and Dr PR Nain which are conflicting. The police is not satisfied with the answers. They will be quizzed again," SIT chief Kuldeep Singh said.
The SIT has also recovered Rs 25 lakh from the Panchkula Dera in-charge.
Reiterating earlier claims that there are mass graves inside the Dera complex, in yet another admission on Tuesday night Nain said that saplings were planted on the graves on the advice of a German scientist.
He said if scavenged, the officials will find at least 600 skeletons buried there.