The Delhi High Court on Tuesday gave a big jolt to Ram Rahim’s close aide Honeypreet Insan by rejecting her anticipatory bail. But what was the reason behind the bail rejection? Here are details. The Delhi HC said it is merely a camouflage she applied for bail here and as far as surrender is concerned, it is left to her. Also, court said that we need to see bonafides whether the person actually resides in the jurisdiction of the concerned court. Moreover, the court said this is time pass; she filed application before Delhi HC whereas she should have done that in Punjab & Haryana HC. Delhi HC stated the jurisdiction of Delhi does not lie here, and she does not deserve bail because she is evading arrest.
Earlier on Tuesday, the Delhi High Court had reserved its order on the transit anticipatory bail plea of Honeypreet Insan, the adopted daughter of jailed Dera Sacha Dauda chief Ram Rahim, saying the easiest way out for her would be to surrender.
Honeypreet has been on the run since the conviction of Ram Rahim in two rape cases. She is facing a case of sedition for allegedly inciting violence in Haryana after the Dera chief’s conviction.
Transit anticipatory bail plea is meant to seek protection against arrest during transit. In this case, Honeypreet is seeking bail for her transit from Delhi to Haryana to join investigation in the sedition case.
During the hearing, the Haryana Police opposed the filing of her plea in the Delhi High Court, saying it was a ploy to do ‘forum shopping’.
Delhi Police also alleged that Honeypreet should have approached the Punjab and Haryana High Court, rather moving the high court here.
The police of Delhi and Haryana opposed her plea for anticipatory bail for three weeks on the ground that the court of competent jurisdiction would be in Haryana.
The lawyer for Honeypreet contended that her life was in danger in Haryana and that is why she has moved Delhi high court seeking protection from arrest till she moves a court in the neighbouring state. The lawyer said that she will join the probe if she is protected.