Two secret tunnels unearthed inside Dera headquarters

Sep 10, 2017, 08:58 IST | Agencies

Two secret tunnels, including one that connected the Dera Sacha Sauda chief's 'cave' with the hostel for sadhvis, and an illegal firecracker factory were unearthed on the second day of the massive sanitisation exercise at the sect headquarters

The search team moves towards the Dera HQ on Saturday. Pic/PTI
The search team moves towards the Dera HQ on Saturday. Pic/PTI

Two secret tunnels, including one that connected the Dera Sacha Sauda chief's 'cave' with the hostel for sadhvis, and an illegal firecracker factory were unearthed on the second day of the massive sanitisation exercise at the sect headquarters.

An empty box of AK 47 cartri­d­ges, 84 cartons of firecrackers and chemicals from the illegal factory, besides hundreds of pairs of shoes, designer clothing and caps, were also found.

Satish Mehra, state Information and Public Relations Department deputy director said the other fibre glass tunnel opened some 5 km away from the Dera head's cave. "The fibre tunnel as well as the illegal firecracker factory have been sealed," he said.

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A team of five doctors was rushed to the District Jail in Sunaria on Saturday after Gur­m­eet Ram Rahim Singh com­plained of ill health. Police sources said the team of doc­tors found the Dera chief fine. The doct­ors stated that there was no immediate need to shift him to hospital. Singh had feigned sickness after being sentenced on Aug 28.

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