Bengaluru: The conviction of Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh has taken a toll on his ashram in the city. The management employees have locked the ashram and gone away.
Ram Rahim had an ashram, 'Dhan Dhan Satguru Tera Hi Aasra', in the city, which was being run by four to five people. Since the judgement by a CBI court on Friday, the staff has locked the ashram and reportedly left for Haryana, their home state.
The ashram was being run for a few years in Rukmani Nagar in Peenya at a hall built on 60x40 ft plot. Though the 'Messenger of God' has very less number of devotees in the city, the ashram was set up mainly for those followers who have migrated to Bengaluru and are working here.
"Very few people in the city are his followers and Ram Rahim visited this ashram occasionally. He had no local followers and all were from Haryana and neighbouring states," the source said.
To avoid any untoward incidents after the judgement, DCP (North) Dr Chetan Singh Rathor had deployed two policemen at the ashram. But no untoward incident was reported till the staff left the ashram, following which the security was withdrawn.