Minister of State (MoS) for Home Affairs Hansraj Ahir on Tuesday said ‘daughter’ of rape convict Gurmeet Ram Rahim, Honeypreet Singh must be arrested by police.

Asked about the Honeypreet’s anticipatory bail plea filed in Delhi High Court, Ahir, without taking her name said: “A criminal is a criminal, he/she will make efforts to escape the law. But they also have the right to approach the court and it is our duty to arrest them… I think police should be successful in making the arrest (her)”.

A team of Panchkula Police on Tuesday raided a house in the national capital intensifying the search operation for Honeypreet Singh, even though, she managed to evade arrest.

The raid was conducted at house number A-9 in south Delhi’s posh Greater Kailash locality. Honeypreet has applied for a transit anticipatory bail plea in Delhi High Court.

According to reports, the raid began at 6am and the police were also looking for Aditya Insan, the public relations officer of Dera Sacha Sauda.

Facing sedition charges, Honeypreet, who has been on the run following Ram Rahim’s conviction in two rape cases on Monday approached the court seeking transit anticipatory bail.

Earlier, a lookout notice was issued against Honeypreet by the police.

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.