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Ram Rahim wanted to flee India, Honeypreet tells cops

SNS | New Delhi |

In a startling revelation, Honeypreet Insan, the closest aide of jailed Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh has told Haryana Police that the self-styled god wanted to flee India immediately after being convicted but the plan fell through, reports said on Friday.

According to reports, after the August 25 conviction of Ram Rahim on two counts of rape, a plan was devised to whisk away the god man from police custody and flee the country.

Sources also said that Honeypreet was in constant touch with followers of Ram Rahim outside the country to facilitate his stay if they did manage to escape.

A Haryana Police officer too had alleged that the security personnel that were attached to Ram Rahim had made an attempt to abduct him from the court complex.

Apparently, all the details of the escape plan are in Honeypreet’s secret diary which the police are yet to recover, sources said.

It was reported by some sections of the media that while Honeypreet was on the run from law for 38 days after being booked for sedition, she had crossed the international border and stayed in Nepal.

However, the “adopted” daughter of Ram Rahim has maintained that she never left the country and was staying in Bathinda for a few days and also in Rajasthan and Delhi

Honeypreet, whose real name is Priyanka Taneja, was on October 4 sent to six-day police remand by a court in Panchkula. She was arrested from neighbouring Punjab on Tuesday.

Ram Rahim has been sentenced to 20 years of rigorous imprisonment and a fine of over Rs 30 lakh. His conviction led to violence in Panchkula and Sirsa in Haryana, leaving 38 people dead and another 264 injured. Isolated incidents of violence were also reported from Delhi and several places in Punjab.