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Ram Rahim case: Haryana Police forms special investigation team to examine substance found in Dera cavalcade

A Special Investigation Team Has Been Set Up To Examine The Suspicious Substance Recovered From A Fire Tender Which Was Part Of The Dera Sacha Sauda Chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh’s Cavalcade On Friday 25, Haryana Police Said On Sunday.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Deepak Mahato | Updated on: 27 Aug 2017, 11:40:43 PM
Haryana Police forms SIT to examine suspicious substance found in fire tender part of Ram Rahim Singh’s cavalcade. (File Photo)

New Delhi:

A special investigation team has been set up to examine the suspicious substance recovered from a fire tender which was part of the Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh’s cavalcade on Friday 25, Haryana Police said on Sunday.

The fire tender was one of the vehicles belonging to the Dera sect. Police had impounded the vehicle earlier.

Haryana Director General of Police (DGP) BS Sandhi said, “The substance recovered from the fire tender is being investigated by a special investigation team.”

Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Panchkula,  Manbir Singh said, “The fire tender had two tanks in it. Foul smell was coming out of the tanks. We have collected the substance from the tanks and have sent it to the Forensic Sciences Laboratory.”

Police Commissioner AS Chawla told the media that the material found from the fire tender was not inflammable.

“The matter was initially examined by our fire officers and crime unit. They found the substance had neutral pH value,” added Chawla.

The commissioner further added that two more compartments were found. “One of the compartment was 4-5 feet in length, was empty and smelled of petrol,” he added.

“Fire officers have been asked to check if such compartments are normal in a fire tender or not. If officers find any anomalies including storage of petrol then the owner will be arrested,” added the commissioner.

A senior police officer of Haryana Police not willing to be identified told the media that 26 vehicles  including high-end luxury cars have been seized. “We have recovered weapons from these vehicles,” the officer said.

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First Published : 27 Aug 2017, 11:40:43 PM