Former husband of the Dera Sacha Sauda chief’s daughter Honeypreet Insan, Vishwas Gupta today approached Haryana Police. He claimed that there was a threat to his life. This comes after police had raided a few locations in Delhi-NCR, including a house in Greater Kailash, to arrest Honeypreet who has been absconding. On September 26, the Delhi High Court had dismissed the transit anticipatory bail plea of Honeypreet, facing charges of sedition and inciting violence after the conviction of Ram Rahim in twin rape cases. The court’s order was based on the grounds that she has been evading arrest and hence was not entitled to any discretionary relief. While passing the order, Justice Sangita Dhingra Sehgal had also said that the bail plea was filed in Delhi to buy time and delay the proceedings going on in a Panchkula court in Haryana.
During the hearing, the high court had questioned Honeypreet for filing an anticipatory bail before it even though she was a permanent resident of Haryana and told her “the easiest way out is that you surrender”. The plea was vehemently opposed by the counsel for Delhi and Haryana Police who said it was “a ploy to do ‘forum shopping'” and, by giving a wrong address of a Delhi property, she was “hoodwinking” the court, according to PTI report.
Transit anticipatory bail application is meant to seek protection against arrest during her transit from Delhi to Haryana for joining probe in the sedition case. Priyanka Taneja alias Honeypreet, the adopted daughter of the jailed Dera chief, tops the list of 43 persons wanted by the Haryana Police in connection with incidents of violence that had followed Ram Rahim’s conviction in the rape cases.
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Ram Rahim was convicted by the special CBI court in Panchkula on August 25, following which violence and arson had erupted in Panchkula and Sirsa districts of Haryana which had claimed 41 lives and left several others injured, the PTI report said.