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Punjab

Dera Sacha Sauda followers gathered at Salabatpura, adamant that they would not cremate Lal's body till the accused arrested

November 22, 2020 05:56 PM

Bathinda, November 22
Tensions escalated as around 1, 500 Dera Sacha Sauda followers gathered at Salabatpura, the biggest dera and state headquarters of the Sirsa-based sect in Punjab, after the murder of prominent member Manohar Lal at Bhagta Bhaika on Friday.

Various wings of the dera have also taken charge of providing langar to them.

The followers are adamant that they would not cremate Lal's body till the accused are arrestedby the police.

On Saturday, after conducting a post-mortem, dera followers took the body to their Salabatpura Dera from the civil hospital. The district administration tried to pacify the followers and even held a meeting with 45 members committee of the dera. SSP Bhupinder Singh Virk eventually left as the talks failed to reach any conclusion.
- PTI

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