Dera Sacha Sauda’s IT head Vineet Kumar Arrested:- The IT head of the controversial Dera Sacha Sauda, Vineet Kumar has been arrested by the Chandigarh police. It is alleged that Vineet was tampering with computers at the sect’s headquarters ahead of a search by the authorities.
Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, who is undergoing 20 years imprisonment in two rape cases, is the chief of the Dera Sacha Sauda.
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“Police arrested Vineet Kumar, IT head of Dera Sacha Sauda, yesterday (Tuesday) and seized 60 hard disks on the information provided by the accused,” Sirsa Superintendent of Police Ashwin Shenvi said.
During investigations, it came to light that, before the search operation at its Sirsa headquarters, the Dera authorities had changed or altered several hard disks and the computers of the Dera were tampered. The search operation was carried out under the supervision of a commissioner appointed by the Punjab and Haryana High Court.
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On Tuesday, Kumar was summoned by police for questioning at Sirsa, after he was evasive in his replies on the computer cell of the Dera, said Mr. Shenvi.
Meanwhile, the police also arrested Harmel Singh, the driver of Lexus SUV car belonging to the Dera that was torched near Phoolkan village on August 28. This was the same day when the sect chief was sentenced to 20 years of imprisonment for rape, he said. Singh was arrested from Rajasthan. He had been booked for causing damage and destroying evidence, the officer said added. Police also arrested Bhag Singh, a member of the Dera, from Ambala today and seized Rs 14 lakh from him.
During the Dera’s serach recently, secret tunnels, including one which linked jailed Ram Rahim’s plush residence with female disciples’ hostel, an empty box of AK-47 cartridges, an illegal firecracker factory were detected. About two weeks after Ram Rahim was convicted and jailed by a special CBI court for raping two disciples, the sanitization exercise was conducted. Following the sect head’s conviction, there was a large scale violence, which left 35 people dead in Panchkula and six in Sirsa.
Moreover, irregularities in the implementation of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act by the Dera had been detected by the health department team, during the Dera’s headquarters search for three days recently. The Dera’s sprawling headquarters include schools, a sports village, a hospital, a shopping mall and a cinema hall.The property is also home to an ostentatious ‘7-star MSG resort’ with replicas of Eiffel Tower, Taj Mahal, Kremlin and Disney World inside.