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Published: Tue, September 12, 2017
Tech | By Dwayne Harmon

Found: Ram Rahim's Tunnel To Women's Hostel, Explosive Factory - 10 Points

Found: Ram Rahim's Tunnel To Women's Hostel, Explosive Factory - 10 Points

Hours before the search operation, the sect's mouthpiece "Sach Kahoon" admitted that human remains were buried inside the premises.

"Explosives and fire crackers have been seized from the headquarters", Satish Mehra said, adding that chemicals used for making explosives were also found. "We are trying to nab two Dera functionaries, Chamkaur Singh and Nain, who are said to be involved in this", he said.

One of the tunnels linked the "gufa" (cave), a huge pink coloured building that was the ultra-luxury home of the rape-convicted sect chief, to the hostel meant for female disciples (sadhvis).

Haryana Director General of Police B.S. Sandhu said that the matter was under investigation. The fibre tunnel is filled with mud.

The Dera also had its own currency, which was used in purchasing goods and services within the Sirsa headquarters.

The police have sealed the Dera premises.

The search team included policemen and paramilitary forces who raided the premises along with 50 videographers, forensic experts, dog squads and over a dozen locksmiths.

Earlier on September 5, the Punjab and Haryana High Court gave orders to conduct a search operation in the Dera Sacha Sauda headquarters, under the supervision of a judicial officer.

The police search unearthed - literally - quite a few skeletons from the campus, which led to speculation that they belonged to those killed by Ram Rahim's followers. Duty magistrates were appointed for various zones of the Dera. However, duty magistrates, executive magistrates and revenue officials will be part of the search operation. The Army companies and bomb squads have been kept on stand-by, while all roads leading to the Dera have been sealed.

She is learnt to be a close associate of Rahim and privy to a number of Dera secrets.

Reports also reveal, the ashram has got full-fledged facilities, including luxurious resorts, global school, shopping mall, movie theatre, stadium, hospitals, etc. The area where the Dera Chief resided was called as the 'Gufa' and it was spread over an area of 100 acres. Gurmeet Singh has been sentenced to 20-years of rigorous imprisonment by a CBI court for the rape of two women.

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