New Delhi: After being on the run for over a month, Honeypreet Insan,’adopted daughter’ of convicted Dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, has been finally arrested on Tuesday after her appearance in media.
The Delhi high court last week dismissed her transit anticipatory bail application.
Honeypreet has been absconding since the conviction of Ram Rahim in the two separate rape cases and was also spotted in Nepal.
Serious charges of sedition, waging war and inciting people for violence has been slammed on Honeypreet. In an application filed by her, Honeypreet said that she was not involved in these violent events that took place after Ram Rahim’s conviction.
Various reports suggested that Honeypreet had fled to Nepal following Ram Rahim’s sentencing.
“I was very much in India, I did not go to Nepal,” she told TV channels on Tuesday.
Honeypreet claimed she is innocent.
“Truth will prevail and the world will see this. I’m pained and shocked, how can the world do this to us? We are great patriots and we love India,” said Honeypreet.
While talking with a Hindi news channel, Insan said that false news is being spread about her relationship with her adopted father and described bond she shared with the Dera Sacha Sauda chief as “pious”.
“I am scared, I cannot believe that people are saying such foul things about me. I am depressed. My father is innocent and so am I. I am sure that one day the real truth will come out in the open. I will urge people not to believe in these hoax reports. Nothing which is being assumed about me and my father is true,” she told the news channel.
Honeypreet added that she had slipped into depression post the conviction of Ram Rahim and that it took her a while to muster courage and come out in the open to air her views.
She also criticized reports of her inciting riots in Sirsa and in other parts of Haryana and Punjab.
“I cannot believe that I am being dubbed a traitor. We have been making films on patriotism and they are calling us traitors. The allegations are not true. They accuse me of being involved in riots, but do they have any evidence against me. I don’t know why my name has been brought into this. I was in the chopper with papa (Ram Rahim) when he was being taken to jail. We were not even aware of any unrest. My movement was being monitored, how could I have instigated riots?,” she said.
Honeypreet is wanted by the police in connection with the violence that broke out in Panchkula in August the day a court there held Ram Rahim guilty on charges of rape.
The Delhi High Court, on 26 September, rejected the transit anticipatory bail plea of Insan.
For almost 40 days, Haryana Police has been tracking leads on Honeypreet in UP, Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan.