Sirsa, Nov 30: Honeypreet Insan, adopted daughter of jailed Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, and other members of the sect have made startling revelations about Panchkula violence. In their confessional statements given to the police during their interrogation, Dera gang members revealed that Honeypreet Insan and Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh wanted to settle down in a foreign country and the Panchkula violence aimed at dislodging the Manohar Lal Khattar led government in Haryana.
According to the chargesheet filed by the Haryana Police, in connection with the Panchkula violence on August 25, the blueprint of Panchkula violence was prepared on August 17 at a meeting which was chaired by Honeypreet Insan. Toppling the state government was one of the motives of Dera members besides damaging government buildings, beating up security personnel and targeting the media, the chargesheet said.
The Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the Haryana police filed a chargesheet against Honeypreet Insan and fourteen others accused on November 28 in connection with the August 25 violence in Panchkula and Sirsa following Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh’s conviction. The Dera chief has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for allegedly raping two female disciples. The violence had left 41 people dead and scores injured.
Honeypreet Isnan told police that the Panchkula violence was part of her strategy to whisk away Gurmeet Ram Rahim from police custody, said an India Today report. Dera followers were brought from Haryana, Rajasthan, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh and given sticks, stones, weapons, petrol, diesel and umbrellas to carry out violence. The violence was planned to deflect the attention of the police, which would help in the escape of Ram Rahim.
Honepreet had earlier told cops that she and Dera spokesman Dr Aditya Insan wanted to avenge Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh’s arrest and for that they wanted to wipe out India from the world map. Honeypreet and the eleven others, including Dilawar Insan, Surinder Dhiman, and Chamkaur Singh, have been charged under Sections including 121 (waging, or attempting to wage war, or abetting waging of war, against the government) and 121-A (conspiracy to commit offences) of IPC.
Honeypreet, whose real name is Priyanka Taneja, currently in judicial remand in the Ambala central jail since October 14, was arrested by the Haryana police on October 4.