Honeypreet has been absconding for over a month after being charged with allegedly inciting violence after Ram Rahim was convicted of rape in August. She has also been accused of plotting to help her adoptive father escape from the prison.
Gurmeet Ram Rahim is convicted of rape of two sadhvis of his ashram and is sentenced to 20 years of rigorous imprisonment. He is also charged with attempt to murder and the trial for the murder case is still under process.
Honeypreet Insan who claims to be the adopted daughter of Gurmeet was hiding away from the police for almost 40 days. As per the latest updates, she was arrested from Zirakpur-Patiala road in Punjab on Tuesday morning.
Just hours before her arrest in her interview with a news channel, she denied all the charges against her and also assured that her relationship with her father Gurmeet, was pure. She said that she would take legal advice on whether to surrender to the police, during her interview and also added that she went into depression after the arrest of her father Gurmeet.
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Panchkula Police Commissioner AS Chawla in his statement to the press said that Honeypresst was in the police custody, she was picked up from near Zirakpur in Punjab, and will be produced in a court on Wednesday.
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Immediate;y after the Dera Chief was announced guilty by the court, lakhs of his supporters broke out on the roads and protested violently against the decision. Around 35 people lost their lives and hundreds were injured. The Haryana Police arrested over 1000 people in connection with the violence in Panchkula. Honeypreet was alleged to be involved in planning and triggering the violence after the court’s verdict.
The court had issued a list of 43 persons ‘wanted’ by the Haryana Police in connection with the probe into Gurmeet’s suspicious activities and Honeypreet is one of them.