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Joginder Singh Vedanti, who announced the meetings decision, said that Sikh clerics demanded closure of Sabalatpura Dera and all other Deras of Gurmeet Ram Raheem from Punjab by May 27.

Amritsar (Punjab), May 20: The supreme body of Sikh, Akal Takht, today rejected the Dera Sacha Sauda Chief Baba Ram Raheem Singh's expression of 'regret', over the conflicts that led to clashes between the Dera and Sikhs after the end of Takht's two-hour long meeting.

Announcing the future course of action against the Dera chief, the Five Sikh high priests announced that Punjab would remain close on Tuesday.

Jathedar Akal Takhat Giani Joginder Singh Vedanti, who announced the meeting's decision, said that Sikh clerics demanded closure of Sabalatpura Dera and all other Dera's of Gurmeet Ram Raheem from Punjab by May 27.

Vedanti further informed that Sikh clerics had directed the Akal Takht constituted committee to meet Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and President A P J Abdul Kalam urging them to expedite the cases of murder and rape pending against Dera Chief Gurmeet Ram Raheem.

Sikh priests would send protest march from Fatehgarh Sahib to submit memorandums to Governors of Punjab and Haryana on May 31, he also said.Vedanti informed that the five high priests would meet again on May 31 to contemplate over the prevalent situation and announce further ' strict' measures against Dera Sacha Sauda, if the government fails to take stringent measures against the sect.

Earlier representatives of various Sikh organizations met five high priests to give their opinion to handle the activities of Dera Sacha Sauda.Meanwhile Daljit Singh Bittu, vice president of Amritsar unit of Shiromani Akali Dal, said that they would abide by the edict pronounced by the Jathedar of Akal Takhat and demanded that the Punjab government should immediately take action against the Dera.

The clashes began on Monday after Ram Raheem Singh dressed up as 10th Sikh Guru Gobind Singh.

Security personnel have been deployed across Punjab in the wake of protests that followed this incident.

Apart from the state police, over 10,000-armed central police have been sent to Punjab and Haryana. The army has also been placed on alert.

ANI

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