Indian authorities dispatch riot police and shut down internet service in two northern states of Punjab and Haryana, as self-proclaimed guru of a religious cult with a vast rural following is about to be sentenced following a rape trial.

The Punjab administration is all set to take on any untoward troublesome situation that might sprout on August 28, the day of quantum sentencing for Ram Rahim.

In wake of the sentencing tomorrow, the internet ban that was imposed on Friday will now continue till Tuesday in the state. The police has also taken 19 potential trouble-makers into preventive detention.

As many as seven districts in Punjab's Bhatinda city were raided in addition to haul up bellicose Dera sect followers.