It is nothing short of a huge setback for Honeypreet, confidante and god-daughter of the Dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh. The woman has been sent to a six-day police remand by the court.
It is nothing short of a huge setback for Honeypreet, confidante and god-daughter of the Dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh. The woman has been sent to a six-day police remand by the court. After evading the clutches of law for 38 days, she was arrested and showed up at the police station on Tuesday, where she complained of chest-pain, after police interrogation. She was taken to the hospital but later, she was found fine by the doctor. Earlier, the Delhi High Court on September 26 dismissed her anticipatory bail plea. “The plea is without merit. Honeypreet has been evading arrest in Haryana,” Justice Sangita Dhingra Sehgal had ruled on the plea of Honeypreet, who apprehended a threat to her life in Haryana.
Police sources said that Honeypreet was questioned by the SIT officials and women police officials for several hours after her arrest at the Chandimandir police station. “She was evasive in her replies about her whereabouts and her role in inciting violence and providing funding to those behind the violence. We are interrogating her and will seek her police remand,” a police officer involved in the questioning told IANS.
Honeypreet, originally Priyanka Taneja, was arrested after being hunted for over a month by the Haryana police, which sent its teams to Rajasthan and Bihar and even the border with Nepal. She was questioned for four-and-a-half hours on her role in the violence by Dera supporters on August 25 after Ram Rahim was declared guilty of raping two followers. In an interview given to a TV channel, she has claimed that she is completely innocent and her association with Gurmeet Singh was in no way illicit in nature.