The Haryana Police on Monday recovered huge cache of 33 licensed weapons from the headquarters of Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh’s Dera Sacha Sauda in Sirsa.
According to reports published in various media outlets, the state police have seized weapons including pistols, revolvers, .315-bore rifles and modified weapons.
“There are 67 licensed weapons in the name of Dera Sacha Sauda. We got information from the Dera administration that it has collected 33 of them and that we should take them from its office. They (the Dera followers) modified the .315-bore rifle so that it looks better,” The Hindustan Times quoted Sadar station house officer (SHO) Dinesh Kumar as saying.
The police have also asked Dera administration to deposit remaining weapons.
“We have asked the Dera administration to deposit the rest of the weapons as soon as possible else the police will take action according to the law,” Kumar said.
Earlier, the police had also recovered four rifles including AK47 and petrol bombs from the supporters of Ram Rahim after the arson and violence which spread out across Panchkula, Sirsa and other parts of Haryana over the conviction of Dera chief in a 15-year-old rape case.