Security agencies and district authorities again began with search operations at the Dera Sacha Sauda headquarters near Haryana’s Sirsa town on Saturday morning amid tight security in the area. An official spokesperson informed the media that the security agencies have found a tunnel that leads straight to a hostel of the sadhvis during a search operation today.
The search team found a window-like tunnel connecting Ram Rahim’s room (Dera Awas) to the room of Sadhvis (Sadhvi Niwas). Another fiber tunnel were also found inside Baba Ram Rahim’s room. On the second floor of the same room, the search team found an AK-47 magazine cover.
We found a window-like path leading from Dera Awas to Sadhvi Niwas. Team is investigating the same: Dy Dir of Haryana PR Dept Satish Mehra pic.twitter.com/EGfBXGzgSH
— ANI (@ANI) September 9, 2017
The security agencies have also found another tunnel on the second floor of the ‘gufa’ in Dera Sacha Sauda, which was completely filled with earth. An illegal crackers factory was earlier found inside the headquarters. Nearly a hundred packs of some explosive material used in making fire crackers was also found. The authorities have sealed the factory. Also, 1,500 pairs of costly designer shoes of the Dera chief and hundreds of designer dresses were recovered.
Hordes of police, paramilitary and civil administration personnel were involved in the mammoth search operation, which started yesterday on the direction of Punjab and Haryana High Court.
The search operation to sanitize the sect premises started on Friday with a few computers, a luxurious black car and huge amount of cash being seized. According to sources, the search teams had also found hundreds of pairs of shoes, designer clothes and colourful caps of the jailed Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh.