The search operation at the Dera Sacha Sauda 700-acre campus is about to reach its culmination, as the officials confirmed that its close 99% completion on the third day amidst heavy security deployed around the headquarter.
Search operation at the headquarter in Sirsa has been completed by 99 per cent said state Information and Public Relations Department Deputy Director Satish Mehra.
The so-called sanitisation process is being conducted amid tight security by police and paramilitary personnel, besides senior officials of various government departments.
Among all the findings at the site in the first two days, it included, an illegal explosives factory, plastic cash tokens and a luxury vehicle estimated to be around Rs 1 crore.
On the first day, few computers, drugs, hard disks and demonetised currency worth Rs 7,000 were recovered. Two rooms full of cash has been sealed. The plastic cash tokens recovered were used as “parallel currency” in markets nearby the Dera complex.
Police also located the so-called “gufa”, where Dera chief Ram Rahim stayed. “There was a pathway connecting the girls’ hostel to this building. This pathway has now been blocked,” an administrative officer said.
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On the first day of search operation conducted by the police and paramilitary forces, which lasted for nearly 10 hours, unlabelled Ayurvedic medicines and an OB van were also found apart from the Lexus car without number plates.
Five boys were also found in a residential colony inside the complex. Two of these boys are minors.
The major agenda behind conducting this raid was to ascertain the total worth of Dera assets across the state of Haryana. While the Haryana government is still calculating it, preliminary assessments project the net worth of assets across Haryana to be at least Rs 1,100 crore. While, Punjab government estimates Dera’s assets in the state to be worth Rs 53 crore.
The 700-acre complex also houses a heart-shaped multi-specialty hospital, a luxury resort housed in a ship-shaped structure and an international school with towers sculpted like aeroplanes. All of these painted in bright hues of orange, purple and green. This complex has been conceptualised and designed by the Dera chief himself.