Haryana said 119 crores and Punjab 169 crores to be spent on security arrangements. Court friend asked for time to study the report, High Court will decide from whom the recovery will be done.
A total of Rs 288 crore was lost in violence after the Panchkula CBI court convicted Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim in August 2017 in the Sadhvi sexual abuse case. Out of this, a loss of Rs 119 crore has been incurred in Haryana and Rs 169 crore has been spent on the arrangement in Punjab. This information was submitted by the Government of Haryana and Punjab in the Punjab-Haryana High Court. The High Court has ordered Court Mitra to study this report. After that he will decide from whom it will be recovered.
In 2017, the High Court took cognizance of the violence that took place after the conviction of Ram Rahim and started the hearing. Hearing in this case has started after two years due to Corona. The High Court had said on the last hearing that it should first be decided that how much public and private property has been damaged during these riots in Punjab and Haryana and how many claims have been received for compensation. The court had sought a reply even after a tribunal was constituted to settle these claims.
On Wednesday, the High Court was told that 216 claim applications have been received with the government in respect of damage to property. Maximum 123 claims have come from Panchkula, along with 70 from Sirsa, 17 from Kaithal, 4 from Panipat and 1 each from Faridabad and Sonipat. Apart from this, 87 claims have been received for loss of revenue and 67 from other areas.
The maximum loss of 10.48 crores in Panchkula district
As far as damage to public and private properties is concerned, Panchkula district suffered the maximum loss of Rs 10,48,01,283. 10,10,56,387 of private property and Rs 37,44,896 for damage to public property. There was a loss of about Rs 13 crore in Sirsa district where the Dera is headquartered. The Punjab government has filed an affidavit regarding the damages and claims in the state during the hearing itself.
59 FIRs were registered during the riots in Punjab
The Punjab government has reported that 59 FIRs were registered during the riots. A total of Rs 169 crore was spent on security arrangements and deployment of paramilitary force in the state during this period. Advocate Anupam Gupta, who is assisting the High Court in this matter, sought some time to study it. The High Court has ordered him to represent Anupam Gupta on this after studying the replies filed by both Haryana and Punjab. After this, it will be decided from whom this loss will be recovered.