Computers, luxury SUV, currency notes seized from Dera HQ

SIRSA/CHANDIGARH: The first day of search of the Dera Sacha Sauda headquarters near Haryana’s Sirsa town on Friday ended with a few computers, a luxury SUV and some currency notes being seized, official (old and new currency) being seized, officials said.
Officials said that five children were found inside the Dera premises in the search which will continue on Saturday.
The authorities seized a few computers and hard discs, one Toyota Lexus luxury SUV and some currency notes (both old and new) amounting to a few thousand rupees during the search, said Haryana government deputy director Satish Mehra. Officials involved in the search remained tight-lipped about the recoveries made inside. Sources said that a couple of rooms in one of the buildings had been sealed and that the search operation could take a long time.
The search operation began amid tight security and curfew in the area on Friday morning. The media was stopped at some distance from the Dera premises to avoid any controversy.
JCB machines, locksmiths, forensic experts and dog squads were called in to assist a comprehensive search operation launched by security agencies and district authorities at the Dera premises.
Internet services in Sirsa district were suspended by local authorities on Friday.
The search was being conducted under the supervision of court commissioner A K S Pawar appointed by the Punjab and Haryana High Court.
Senior district administration and police officers, along with para-military forces and Haryana Police, were involved in the videographed operation around the sprawling 700-acre campus. Duty magistrates were appointed for various zones of the Dera. — IANS