From Dera currency to secret tunnel: How Gurmeet Ram Rahim ran his private kingdom : India, News

The mammoth task of sanitising the Dera Sacha Sauda headquarters in Sirsa has almost come to an end, with Deputy Director of Haryana Police Department Satish Mehra claiming 99 per cent completion of the task.

Top officials will now take final stock of the operation and prepare a report for the court.

The search was being conducted under the supervision of AKS Pawar appointed by the Punjab and Haryana High Court. Forty-one paramilitary companies, four Army columns, cops from as many districts, a SWAT team, and a dog squad have been deployed for the search of the Dera headquarters.

Meanwhile, Gurmeet Ram Rahim’s adopted daughter Honeypreet Insan, against whom a lookout notice has been issued, is still missing.



A day before the massive search and evacuation operation was to commence at the Dera den in Sirsa, the Dera mouthpiece- Sach Kahoon published a report on ‘body donation’. It read how Gurmeet Ram Rahim asked followers to donate dead bodies, so as to avoid their cremation or immersion in Ganga, for environment conservation.

Haryana Police did dig up some skeletons and soon clamour followed over the bodies being those of ‘dissenters’, who were mercilessly killed by Ram Rahim’s followers.

According to another report, the devotees were made to take the ‘body donation pledge’ which meant that there body could be used for medical research.


A window-like tunnel connecting Ram Rahim’s room (Dera Awas) to the room of Sadhvis (female devotees). Another fiber tunnel was also found inside Ram Rahim’s room. On the second floor of the same room, the search team found an AK-47 magazine cover.   


An illegal explosives factory was found operating inside the Dera headquarters, that was sealed and tonnes of crackers seized alongwith.



The self-appointed Godman, was also an acting RBI in himself, with a separate currency being used inside the headquarters to purchase and avail goods and services.

So far, two such coins have been found to be in vogue in the Dera campus. With denominations of Re 1 and Rs 10, the currency comes in two eye-catching colours – blue and orange.


One side of the coin carries symbols of all the four major religions in India – Hinduism, Islam, Christianity and Sikhism.

The words ‘Dhan Dhan Satguru Tera Hi Aasra, Dera Sacha Sauda Sirsa’ are inscribed on them.


A luxurious Lexus car without a number plate and an OB (Outside Broadcasting) van was found as well, that has been sent to police headquarters for investigation.



Ram Rahim’s adopted daughter Honeypreet Insan was running a ready-made garments factory under the name- MSG Fashion Mart (Messenger of God Fashion Mart). 1500 pairs of shoes and innumerable designer apparel has been seized in addition.  


A huge amount of medicines without labels or brands have been found in addition to some old currency notes and hard drives.

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