Chandigarh: Security tightened around the Dera Sacha Sauda headquarters near Sirsa town on Wednesday following the Punjab and Haryana High Court’s approval to search and sanitise the sect premises. The local administration and security forces are awaiting the arrival of retired District and Sessions Judge AKS Pawar, who was appointed as the Court commissioner on Tuesday to oversee the operation by Haryana government. The Dera is spread in two campuses, 600 acres and over 100 acres each, about eight km from Sirsa town.
Armed security personnel from the central paramilitary forces and Haryana police were stationed outside the sect premises. Bomb disposal and dog squads have also been stationed near the Sirsa headquarters.