New Delhi, Oct 3, 2017: After absconding for over a month, Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh’s adopted daughter, Honeypreet Insan was arrested on Tuesday and will be produced in a trail court in Haryana’s Panchkula on Wednesday.
She was detained by the Punjab Police from the Zirkapur-Patiala highway and later handed over to the Haryana Police, a senior police official told media. The police is on her search for nearly a month and raids have been conducted in Nepal, Rajasthan, Bihar and Haryana.
Confirming her arrest, Panchkula Police Commissioner A.S. Chawla told reporters that Honeypreet would be produced in a court on Wednesday.
A court in Panchkula had issued arrest warrants against Honeypreet, whose real name is Priyanka Taneja, Aditya Insan and Pawan Insan. The Haryana Police had sounded an international alert against all three.
In an interview to some news channel, Honeypreet said that she will surrender after legal advice. “I have full faith in the judiciary, I will approach the Punjab and Haryana High Court,” she said.
Quashing reports that she had fled to Nepal, Honeypreet said that she had never left the country. “I was shocked when a look-out notice was issued against me. I never fled anywhere, was just waiting for the right legal advice.”
Honeypreet is on the run since August 25, hours after Ram Rahim was convicted. She has been the closest aide of Ram Rahim since 2009.
On Sep 26, the Delhi High Court has rejected the Honeypreet Insan’s anticipatory bail application by observing that she is just seeking more time by moving such an application, adding she does not deserve bail because she is evading arrest.