New Delhi, Dec 7: Rape convict Dera Sacha Sauda head Gurmeet Ram Rahim’s ‘adopted’ daughter Honeypreet and her close aide Sukhdeep Kaur were produced before a Panchkula court on Thursday. Honeypreet alias Priyanka Taneja’s name figured on top of list of 43 people who were wanted by the Haryana Police in connection violence in Panchkula and Sirsa in which 41 people were killed and several injured.
Several Haryana towns witnessed violence on August 25, 2017, when a special Panchkula court convicted Gurmeet Ram Rahim of raping two of his discilples inside the sprawling Dera campus in Sirsa in 2001. She had accompanied Ram Rahim from the sect headquarters at Sirsa to a special CBI court in Panchkula on August 25. After the Dera chief’s conviction on that day, she also accompanied him in a chopper when he was flown to Rohtak to be lodged in a jail.
The Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the Panchkula violence case had chargesheeted Honeypreet and 11 others with sedition, criminal conspiracy, besides other offences under the Indian Penal Code (IPC). (Also Read: Honeypreet Insan Breaks Down as Parents Meet Her in Jail Before Diwali)
The SIT said in its chargesheet that Honeypreet had conspired to incite violence in Panchkula and she had allegedly sent Rs 2 crore for this purpose. She had also conspired to help Gurmeet Ram Rahim evade arrest.
Honeypreet, currently in judicial remand in the Ambala central jail since October 14, was arrested by the Haryana police on October 4 after absconding for 38 days.
Honeypreet recently wrote a letter to jail administration saying she doesn’t have the money to hire lawyers. She demanded that she be allowed to draw money from her three bank accounts that were seized when she was absconding. (Also Read: Gurmeet Ram Rahim Insan’s Daughter Honeypreet Insan Arrested; Here is The List of Questions Asked by Haryana Police And What She Answered)
“The SIT has filed the charge sheet in the case against me. Now, the trial court would hear the matter. However, I don’t have enough money to hire a lawyer to defend myself in the court of law. Therefore, I request the concerned authorities to allow access to my bank accounts which have been seized,” Honeypreet wrote in her letter.