Police today raided a residential building in Greater Kailash in New Delhi with an arrest warrant to nab Honeypreet Insan. However, the daughter of Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was not found. MoS Home Affairs Hansraj Gangaram Ahir said that Honeypreet must be arrested. He said a criminal is a criminal. Notably, Honeypreet Insan has been on the run following the conviction of Dera Sacha Sauda chief in two rape cases. Raids were being conducted in Delhi and nearby areas of the National Capital Region (NCR), according to IANS report.
Honeypreet yesterday approached the Delhi High Court seeking transit anticipatory bail, her lawyer was quoted as saying by PTI. 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. Earlier, a lookout notice was issued against Honeypreet by the police.
Her lawyer Pradeep Kumar Arya told PTI that they have filed the anticipatory bail petition in the Delhi High Court and the matter would be mentioned tomorrow before a bench headed by Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal for early hearing.
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 left 41 people dead and several others injured. The CBI court on August 28 had sentenced Ram Rahim to 20 years in prison for raping two of his disciples in 2002.
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Honeypreet had accompanied the Dera head when he had come to the special CBI court on August 25. She had also travelled along with him in the special chopper which ferried them to Rohtak from Panchkula after the conviction. Singh is currently lodged in Sunaria jail in Rohtak district of Haryana.
Several teams of Haryana Police have travelled across the country, including the Indo-Nepal border, to trace the whereabouts of Honeypreet.