“All the nine naam charcha ghars (congregation centres) in the district have been sealed and entry to these centres has been banned,” Kurukshetra Superintendent of Police Abhishek Garg said.
The move came after violence and arson broke out in Haryana following the conviction of self-styled godman Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh yesterday in a rape case by a CBI court in Panchkula.
The police carried out search operations at the congregation centres during which they found more than 2,500 lathis and other sharp-edges weapons on the premises.
“We have recovered 2,500 lathis, some sharp-edged weapons and 2.5 litres of kerosene during the search operation. We have evicted all the followers from the congregation centres and locked all the nine naam charcha ghars in Kurkshetra,” Mr Garg said.
He said the situation in Kurukshetra was under control.