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According to reports, media vans were attacked in Panchkula after the verdict. Police lobbed teargas shells and fired in the air to control restive Dera supporters.
The rape victims, despite threats and pressures all along, stood their ground on rape and sexual harassment allegations during the nearly 15-year hearing of the case in court.
The Army was called out at Panchkula and Sirsa as thousands of Dera followers had gathered and tension prevailed in the region.