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Ram Rahim conviction: 250 trains to Rohtak cancelled

He is lodged in a Rohtak jail at a police training centre in after his conviction in a rape case

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Ram Rahim conviction: 250 trains to Rohtak cancelled

As many as 250 trains to in were cancelled after Sacha Sauda chief Singh was taken to the city, where he is lodged in a make-shift jail at a police training centre after his conviction in a rape case, officials said on Friday.

"Almost 250 trains cancelled. All trains going towards cancelled for tomorrow," Neeraj Sharma, spokesperson Northern Railway said.


Earlier, the said that it has cancelled 211 trains to and from since August 23 up to August 27.

Of the total number of trains cancelled, 91 are express trains and 120 are passenger trains.

The has also short terminated or short originated 24 trains.

"In all, the services of 236 trains have been affected one way or the other due to the law and order situation in Punjab-Haryana," Sharma said.

Malout and Balluanna railway stations in were partially torched by angry followers of as violence also spread to the state in the aftermath of the court's verdict, officials said.

"Two stations have been affected and we are still getting inputs on the extent of damage. No injuries have been reported so far," Northern Railway spokesperson Neeraj Sharma told PTI.

Before the court verdict, the 50-year-old head had appealed to his followers to maintain peace.

At least 30 people have lost their lives in violence after the verdict was announced.

First Published: Fri, August 25 2017. 22:54 IST
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