Honeypreet Insan, the adopted daughter of Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim, was arrested by the Haryana police in Punjab on Tuesday. She was wanted for her alleged role in inciting violence in Panchkula on August 25, after Ram Rahim was convicted in two counts of rape by a special CBI court.
According to the police, Honeypreet was arrested near Zirakpur in Punjab and would be produced in the court tomorrow. “We need to investigate her role in the Panchkula violence on August 25 and hence we will seek her police remand”, added police. She was booked, for allegedly inciting violence and rioting in the town. Police had issued a lookout notice for Honeypreet, who is also facing allegations of an attempt to help Ram Rahim escape when he was brought outside the Panchkula Court complex after conviction. The violence in Haryana left 41 people dead and injured over 250. The Haryana police had been hunting for her since August 25.
Honeypreet had accompanied the Dera chief to Sunaria jail in Rohtak – the same day, by helicopter after his conviction and since then she has been in hiding.
Talking to reporters, Police Commissioner A S Chawla said, “She has been taken into custody by SIT in-charge (Mukesh Kumar) from Zirakpur-Patiala road in Punjab. She is being brought to Panchkula for questioning in connection with the incidents of violence”.