Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh: From 'baba of the bling' to rape convict

Honeypreet Insan, adopted daughter of Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim, arrested

Honeypreet Insan. File photo

Honeypreet Insan. File photo

Honeypreet Insan, the adopted daughter of Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim, was arrested on Tuesday in Punjab. She was wanted by the Haryana police 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.

“Ms. Honeypreet has been arrested from near Zirakpur in Punjab [on the Zirakpur-Patiala road] by our team and would be produced in the court tomorrow,” said Panchkula Commissioner of Police, A. S. Chawla.

“We need to investigate her role behind the Panchkula violence on August 25 and hence we will seek her police remand.”

The Panchkula police had booked Honeypreet, among others, 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 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.

The violence in Haryana left 41 people dead and injured over 250.


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