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Honeypreet taken to Bathinda to investigate sedition charges

SNS | New Delhi |

Jailed Dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh’s “adopted daughter” Honeypreet Insan was on Thursday taken to Bathinda– where she was hiding before being nabbed– for investigations into charges of sedition.

A woman accomplice of Honeypreet, Sukhdeep Kaur, who was arrested on charges of harbouring the fugitive accompanied the team of Panchkula Police. Earlier, the two was brought to the Sector 20 police station in Panchkula.

While the police are investigating sedition charges against Honeypreet, sources said that she might be taken to Sirsa as well.

Honeypreet Insan was on Wednesday sent to six days police remand by a court in Panchkula though, the Haryana Police had sought 14 days police remand.

She was arrested in adjoining Punjab on Tuesday and as per sources, broke down inside the court and pleaded with folded hands that she was innocent.

The prosecution sought police remand for Honeypreet, saying she was the closest aide of the rapist sect chief and knew many things about the activities of the sect and its role in the violence in Panchkula and other places after the 25 August conviction of Ram Rahim on two counts of rape.

Officials of the Special Investigation Team of Haryana Police had earlier questioned Honeypreet, whose real name is Priyanka Taneja.

Honeypreet remained fugitive for 38 days after she was booked by Haryana Police on charge of sedition. She was arrested on Tuesday from the Zirakpur-Patiala highway, about 15 km from Chandigarh.

A court in Panchkula had in September issued arrest warrants against top Dera functionaries — Honeypreet, Aditya Insan and Pawan Insan.

All three were booked by the Haryana Police on charges of sedition, inciting violence and being involved in a conspiracy to help the Dera chief escape after his conviction by a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court.