The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Saturday slammed Prime Minister Modi and Manohar Lal Khattar led BJP government in Haryana for the violence in Panchkula by Dera supporters post-Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh's conviction in a 15-year-old rape case.
Raping Haryana government for letting the situation escalate in Panchkula, the High Court said, "You let Panchkula burn for political benefits.You let the situation escalate. You surrendered to the situation."
Reacting to a state government's order to suspend Panchkula DCP, the court said, "You are trying to crucify a small DCP of Panchkula what about those political masters who have been giving wrong directions?"
The furious High Court didn't even spare Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said, "He is the Prime Minister of India and not BJP." The High Court's response came after a Central government lawyer advocated that Friday's violence by Dera supporters was a matter of the state.
"Is Haryana not a part of India? Why are Punjab and Haryana treated like step children?" the court added.
As much as 28 people died in violence by Dera goons on Friday soon after a CBI court in Panchkula held their chief Ram Rahim Singh guilty for raping two of his women followers.
On Friday, more than 1 lakh Dera supporters were gathered in Panchkula and near by areas ahead of the verdict against their chief despite section 144 was imposed by the state government.
After the violence, Haryana CM ML Khattar in his statement tried to defend Dera supporter and said: "goons mixed up with Ram Rahim's followers".
The court taking a toll of Khattar's statement said, "Your Chief Minister said miscreants got mixed up with Dera people, giving the impression that they didn't do anything, you're still supporting them, you are the ones who made this happen."