Honeypreet Insan Sent To Six-Day Police Custody By Panchkula CourtOctober 04, 2017 16:39
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Honeypreet Insan Sent To Six-Day Police Custody By Panchkula Court:- Honeypreet Insan, the adopted daughter of jailed Dera Sacha Sauda Chief, Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was sent to a six-day police custody by a trial court in Haryana’s Panchkula.
The Haryana Police arrested Honeypreet, on Tuesday, in connection with deadly violence which followed after the sect head’s conviction on August 25. She was caught from the Zirkapur-Patiala highway in Punjab while traveling in a Toyota Innova, along with a woman associate.
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The arrest came hours after Honeypreet appeared on two private news channels interacting with reporters at an undisclosed location, even though the Haryana Police had been looking for her for more than a month.
Haryana Police DGP BS Sandhu confirmed that Priyanka Taneja (36), alias Honeypreet, was arrested from Zirakpur-Patiala road. The scene of her arrest is about 15-18 kms from both Chandigarh and Panchkula. According to police sources, the SIT officials and women police officials questioned Honeypreet for several hours, after her arrest.
“She was evasive in her replies about her whereabouts and her role in inciting violence and providing funding to those behind the violence. We are interrogating her and will seek her police remand,” a police officer involved in the questioning told news agency.
Honeypreet complained of chest pain in the night and was taken to a hospital in Chandigarh where she was found to be fine by doctors. Assistant Commissioner of Police Mukesh Malhotra arrested them, said a police official. Malhotra is heading a Special Investigation Team (SIT) constituted to investigate the violence in the wake of the arrest of the Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief.
For more than a month, the Haryana police have been facing a flak for not being able to nab Honeypreet. In connection with the violence following Ram Rahim’s conviction in a rape case, Honeypreet tops a list of 43 people “wanted” by the state police. At least 41 people died and several were injured in the violence.
Police Commissioner AS Chawla said that at the time of her arrest, another woman - a Dera follower- was accompanying Honeypreet. The woman accompanying Honeypreet confirmed that she was with her for the past several days in Bathinda district of Punjab, added Mr. Chawla.