15/09/2017 12:08 PM IST | Updated 15/09/2017 12:10 PM IST

3 Haryana Cops Arrested For 'Conspiring To Free' Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh

The three cops have been remanded in police custody for 3 days.

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CHANDIGARH -- The Haryana Police on Thursday said it has arrested three policemen who allegedly conspired to help Dera Sacha Sauda head Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh escape after his conviction.

The policemen — two head constables and a constable — were part of the Dera chief's security detail during his appearance before a CBI court which held him guilty of raping two of his followers.

The cops were arrested in Panchkula where they were called to join the investigation, said Panchkula Deputy Commissioner of Police Manbir Singh.

They have been booked under the relevant sections of the IPC, including the sedition charge, said Singh.

"We have arrested three Haryana policemen who were part of the Dera sect chief's security on 25 August," he said.

They have been in arrested in connection with the conspiracy to free Ram Rahim on 25 August after he was convicted by the Special CBI Court in Panchkula, he added.

The DCP said Head Constable Amit, Head Constable Rajesh and Constable Rajesh "were produced in the local court today and have been remanded in police custody for three days".

The Haryana Police had dismissed five policemen who were also part of the Dera chief's security detail. Besides them, three cops from the Punjab police had also been arrested.

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